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Balvenie Peated Cask 17 Year Old

My Kind of Peat

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@TheConscienceReview by @TheConscience

14th Nov 2014

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I'm pretty sure I snagged the last (or at least penultimate) bottle of this whisky in Ontario. More on that later. This review is comprised of notes taken over the course of the life of this whisky, which was just over a year.

Nose: light, almost imperceptible peat; sugars, a slight nuttiness, mild citrus, and vanilla.

Palate: smooth, oily arrival; diaphanous pillowy peat riding a soft wave of sugars, followed by oak tannins and spice and then a mild nuttiness and citrus.

Finish: drying; the vey light peat re-emerges along with some sugars, all of which dissolve into a long, lightly tannic and slightly bitter finish.

An overall great whisky. Had I known how much I would have enjoyed this dram I may have been persuaded to purchase another bottle despite the outrageous ~$165 price tag. A great, balanced dram.

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