Type: Single Malt
Score: 93 points
This is very similar to the old Balvenie 17 Islay Cask, except that a batch of peated Balvenie was used to season the casks for finishing. The nose is light and smoky with sweet touches of vanilla and honey. The peat doesn’t overwhelm the usual Balvenie sweetness — in fact, it’s a great combination of peat and sweet with notes of peat and charred oak that complement the honey and light vanilla notes well. The finish is honey with a kiss of peat smoke.