Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year
Balvenie has a reputation for respecting the traditions of distilling, but also for experimenting with new flavors and ideas. In this Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year old single malt expression they've combined sweet notes of fruit, coconut and vanilla along with the spicy punch of Balvenie oak to create their most unusual and flavorful whisky to date.
Inspired to produce an even fruitier, sweeter Balvenie, Apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie had the bright idea to import Virgin Oak barrels from Kentucky. After deep toasting them at The Balvenie Cooperage they were filled with Balvenie aged in ex-bourbon barrels. The result is a delectably complex whisky with notes of candied fruit, coconut and delicate vanilla.
Lusciously malty with some sweet fudge, followed by citrusy and oak vanilla aromas with layers of spicy oak notes of ginger and cinnamon.
Candied orange and lemon peel, vanilla toffee and butterscotch, layers of blossom honey, some melted brown sugar and oak spices at the end.
Rich and malty with gentle waves of oak vanilla and subtle spices.