Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Sherry Cask
The Balvenie 15-year-old single barrel sherry cask is a celebration of the unique and mysterious interaction between oak, spirit, and time. This exceptional whisky is matured exclusively in a European oak sherry butt for at least 15 years. And while each cask is subtly different malt master David Stewart hand selects each barrel for its flavor of dried fruits, nuts, and spice.
Balvenie hasn’t often released fully sherry matured whisky and we’re very pleased to welcome the 15yo Single Barrel Sherry Cask to the range. Each bottle is part of a batch of only a few hundred, each filled from a single cask. Every batch will vary a little, but all will show off the great combination of Balvenie’s spirit and rich sherry oak.
No more than 650 hand-numbered bottles are drawn from each sherry butt, making every bottling unique and unrepeatable. The Balvenie 15-year-old single barrel is bottled at a higher strength of 47.8% abv.
Unveiled in 2014, the 15-Year-Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask is a wonderful sight from Balvenie – single malt Scotch whisky fully matured in Sherry casks. These are released in batches of no larger than 800 bottles from a single cask, each one being hand-numbered.
Although no two casks are the same, and therefore won’t produce an identical single malt, the casks are carefully selected by Balvenie’s Malt Master and feature a consistent, rich, spiced character, complimented by hints of elegant oak.
Dense Christmas cake with icing, full of sticky, syrupy dried fruits, cherries, finely chopped nuts, and grated nutmeg. Flamed orange peel, ginger, a hint of struck match fresh orange segments, and plums develop.
Big old fashioned Sherry matured character, more bread-like fruitcake, malt loaf, and nutty Oloroso. Slightly bitter and rum-like, superb.
Spicy fruitcake with cocoa.
Classic Sherry matured whisky, really top stuff.