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I’m a big fan of this one. Something pretty cool about this version of Balvenie: each bottle is drawn from a single bourbon cask of a single distillation. So each cask forms a limited edition of hand-numbered bottles – there’s a maximum of 350 bottles from any one cask – so each bottle is unique and unrepeatable. There is a bit of difference between casks, but not a lot. A bit of geekiness for you :)
I see that this bottle has a big range of scores here (distance between 83 and a 94 is pretty big) but my personal opinion lies closer to 94. A solid bottle i can show to any whiskey fan or newbie, alike.
The flavor is rich and complex, indicative of a good, long aging process. I loved the strong honey vanilla on the nose, as well.