Balvenie makes a fairly light spirit, but their experiments with peat have never “split the atom”, so to speak. However, this vintage bottling is a triumphant confluence of opposites. Sweet and creamy malt working in unison with savory peat. A nose of dark chocolate, scorched orange peels, dry peat, and ground chilies. The palate evolves from sweet to savory with vanilla cream, caramel, wet peat, dark malt, and finishes with dry smoldering spices.
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