Balvenie - Stories #3 - A Day of Dark Barley 26 year old Whisky
70cl | 47.8%
|Series / Description||Stories #3 - A Day of Dark Barley|
|Age||26 year old|
|Alcohol ABV||47.8 %|
|Cask Wood Type||First Fill ex-Bourbon Casks|
|Country of Origin||Scotland|
|Neck Level||Full Level|
|HTFW Cat. No.||LP12848|
The third release in The Balvenie's Stories series, A Day of Dark Barley. This release is a 26 Year Old Single Malt that has been matured in ex Bourbon casks but interestingly dark roasted malted barley (often used for the p[roduction of stout) was used, creating an aditional level of toastiness and roasted malt to the classic Balvenie profile of honey, vanilla and oak.
The arrival at the distillery of a batch of dark roasted malted barley, more commonly used in the production of stout, marked the beginning of a 26-year long experiment. The result was a pleasing depth – smokiness and oakiness as well as the classic honey, vanilla and citrus flavours.This unique whisky was originally released in 2006, as The Balvenie Roasted Malt Aged 14 Years, further maturation has led to a more complex and smoky bottling with added depth and oak.
Nose - Big malty notes, soft brown sugar, vanilla toffee, blossom honey and a mild oaky spiciness.
Taste - Syrupy with a toffee sweetness, some citrusy notes of tangy orange peel, followed by oak vanilla and a touch of cinnamon and ginger spices at the end.
Finish - Enduring gentle waves of vanilla and oak spices.