What's in a name? Balvenie 17 Year Old Peated Cask whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Balvenie 17 Year Old Peated Cask whiskey, rather than whisky.
My wife gave this to me as an early Christmas present this year. Well, this was one fantastic gift. Hints of orange, chocolate and toffee on the nose with just a hint of that peated smoke in the background. One sip and that buttery, creamy feel just covers the mouth. The finish in this one is where the peat really shows. Well done to the folk at Balvenie!
Just to make sure it shows... Easily a 9 of 10!
Very balanced peaty taste, delivers a smooth after taste - can definitely recommend. I have tasted a few different Balvenies, but this one stands out as my favourite.