Named for the virgin oak barrels sourced from the Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky, this 12 yr old single malt has a pleasantly bready character along with hints of vanilla, brown butter, almond, and a bit of salt on the finish.
A marriage of 21 casks which have spent 3 months in a traditional marrying TUN. The batch is comprised of whiskies from sherry refill butts, doublewood refill sherry butts and ex bourbon American oak barrels - all aged 21 years and older.
The darkness of the hue of this...gives an indication of how intense the relationship between cask and spirit has been over its long sequestration...Dense aromas such as tamarind paste, treacle and Black Forest gateau...There's a lift of vanilla like sweetness.
The Balvenie French Oak 16 Year Old is a vibrant single malt finished in casks that previously held wine from the French Charentes vineyards. First Cask: 16 years of maturation in American Oak casks. Second Cask: Finishing in Pineau casks.