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Balvenie Peated Cask

Balvenie Peated Cask
Meeting Number 147
Date Tasted 2014-09-03
Region Speyside
Distillery Balvenie
Where Open Map
Product Peated Cask
Alcohol 43% ABV
Aggregate Score 88
COLOR
A light, clean yellow bordering on tea, amber and pyritic gold with an almost iridescent glow.
NOSE
This malt’s first impressions are those of moderate alcohol fumes mixed with caramel and a floral aroma. After time, a mild peat sans smoke introduces itself but still maintains its distance.
FLAVOR
The hidden peat finally reveals itself upon tasting this delicate malt. Just as striking as the peat are a mixture of sweet and salt. Overall, the flavor is relatively thin and simple.
FINISH
This malt ends with a moderate expression of salt and pepper with some undertones of peat, caramel, and butter. It’s not an impressive finish by most measures.
COMMENTS
Balvenie’s Peated Cask is a smooth, drinkable and balanced product, but unfortunately, it’s lacks character and distinction. It appears to be a thin shadow of its bigger brother, the 17-year old.
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