The Balvenie Thirty is a rare and especially fine single malt for which David Stewart selects only exceptional casks that were laid down over thirty years ago. By marrying The Balvenie slowly aged in traditional oak whisky casks with that aged in European oak sherry casks, David creates a rich, mellow Scotch whisky with unusual depth and complexity. 'Thirty' is bottled at 47.3% abv to capture all the signature characteristics of The Balvenie. Silky smooth and honeyed on the nose with mellow oaky tones and hints of candied orange peel. Great depth with rich dark chocolate, hints of plum, marzipan and caramelised pear. Exceptionally smooth and warming with gentle spice and lingering sweetness.
Bouquet offers hints of mead, almonds, pencil eraser, coffee grounds, pork and old leather. Palate entry is intensely resiny, smoldering warm and waxy; at midpalate, taste explosions of honey, oloroso sherry, dark caramel, hard cheese, malted milk, and Christmas pudding treat the taste buds to an extraordinary library of flavors. Ends deliciously sweet and honeyed…