Balvenie 21 Year Old
The flagship single malt from Balvenie's little group of Port Wood whiskies. This bottling was finished in thirty year old port pipes and is a veritable masterclass in poise and balance.
Nose: Elegant. White peach and a faint puff of smoke.
Palate: Surprisingly delicate. Abounding, yet fine. Her sublime mouth feel carries, masterfully: red fruit, raisins, an edge of white grape and a very floral honey.
Finish: Cocoa, slightly bitter as it tails away gracefully.
Simply a MUST!
What an incredible work of art. I didn't want to drink it as i was worried the palate disappoint the nose. it just got better and better.
and the finish! This is the everlasting gobstopper of Scotch. I didn't want to eat or drink anything else after. i just wanted that taste to linger.
please note i've only started my scotch tasting tour within the past 2 years, but this is an instant favorite.
9th October 2014
I´ve been drinking single malts for 40 years. This whisky is awesome, it cant be much better than this!
25th September 2014
I really love it! It's stunning!!
One of my favourite scotch, it's for ever!
19th March 2014
I have been drinking single malts for about 5 years. And prior to this, I had splurged on a 375 ml bottle of Macallan 18 (similarly price to Balvenie 21 in my area). A few months back, I treated a friend to a dram for his birthday, which was my first time with the Portwood 21. It's the best Scotch I have tasted. I recommend it. I got a bottle for Christmas, and I am trying really hard to conserve it. I share too much :) The price does make it more special. It is looking like a two bottle max (per year) for me. Don't drink it with food, even if it's an 80 dollar steak. This is best savored with 2 cold stones on a half full stomach. In my opinion, don't even smoke a cigar with it. Definitely savor every sip.
3rd February 2014
No need to say anything else. Seriously expensive in the US at 190-200 dollars a bottle.