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Unveiled in 2014, the 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask is a wonderful sight from Balvenie - single malt Scotch whisky fully matured in Sherry casks. These are released in batches of no larger than 650 bottles from a single cask, each one being hand numbered. Although no two casks are the same, and therefore won't produce an identical single malt, the casks are carefully selected by Balvenie's Malt Master and feature a consistent, rich, spiced character, complimented by hints of elegant oak.
Nose: Dense Christmas cake with icing, full of sticky, syrupy dried fruits, cherries, finely chopped nuts and grated nutmeg. Flamed orange peel, ginger, a hint of struck match (but only very subtle in the sample we tasted), fresh orange segments and plums develop.
Palate: Big old fashioned Sherry matured character, more bread-like fruitcake, malt loaf and nutty Oloroso. Slightly bitter and rum-like, superb.
Finish: Spicy fruitcake with cocoa.
Overall: Classic Sherry matured whisky, really top stuff.
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My absolute Balvenie favorite (within limits, I did get to try Tun1401) I have gone through about 3 of these, have 4 hidden in my office and 1 at home.
10th January 2017
Really good. Fair price.
31st October 2016
If you got a Buddy that you notices that likes to buy sweet stuff while your drinking or after you done. This is the bottle you buy him. If your like me and your the Guy that loves to buy sweets during or after drinking. This is my bottle period end of story. It's the perfect match for people like that, and I'm one of them. The first day I almost knocked back just below the shoulders on this bottle. I had to go buy something else to keep myself from knocking more back. Sweet Tooth Drinkers GoD sEnD is what Im going to start calling it :)
29th July 2016
People are crazy. Look at the Tatsing notes 'too sweet' it's a single sherry cask. Fantastic whisky, really really enjoyable, proper sherry bomb!
13th May 2016
Tastes like cough syrup in my opinion
7th May 2016
This is by far, the best of the best! Balvenie 15 Sherry Cask certainly has bite yet smooth! 10 Stars!
28th April 2016
i like it the balvenie i like it best
22nd April 2016
17th January 2016
I prefer this to the 21 year old, but I think it varies between casks. The one I am drinking now is a perfect marriage of sherry and fruitiness. Absolutely top notch!
I got a rather light coloured one which wasn't great but then got cask number 609 which was out of this world and as dark as can be which is a indication of the amount of sherry influence it received from the cask.Basically that's the case with any single barrel which is as it's name implies.And incidentally In the whisky bible the cask that was rated was that very cask number with 95 points.......!Keep the sherried stuff coming and we are just waiting for the cask strength Balvenie to be released. ..........That would be perfect
10th January 2016
Bit too syrupy for me
23rd December 2015
Full and deep flavors.... Easily my top recommendation for an enjoyable dram during winter's short and frosty days. Master of Malts' tasting notes are spot on.... The Balvenie hit a home run with this expression!
19th December 2015
Approachable, very sweet on the nose, ozone post-match but no real smoke, citrus, ready for the tongue.Touch sharp on the tongue, familiar Sherry, touch too sweet, happily bitter but not overwhelming, fresh nutmeg.Lingers, too sweet, but makes a good dessert before bed.I like it, but the lingering sweet/bitter puts me off by a star.
9th December 2015
I am so excited to try this whisky. I absolutely love the Balvenie 12 year DoubleWood.NoseSherry obviously, orange is quite prevalent, some sort of sugary thing. It's like Christmas! The Glenfarclas 25 was top quality on all counts, but the nose on this is a lot more interesting. There's so much going on.PalateSherry again. It's top quality though. Fruity and nutty. This is special.FinishSpices. It's a medium-long finish. This is beautifully matured.This is on par with the Glenfarclas 25. Easily 9/10 no question about it. I'll be picking up a bottle of this very soon.
Finally a darm that is worth for the price.
13th November 2015
Balvenie are producing the kind of whisky I like. I get the sense this team are trying to fill the void left by the Macallan shift and then some more with the rum and portwood finishes. This is no exception. Batch variation in mind, I felt just a little to much of the sulphur which I ordinarily enjoy if it is there as just "a touch". Hence I knocked off half a star. This is the Dreamliner of sherry single malts -- Mifune
9th November 2015
I'm not normally a big fan of the sherried scotches, and nor of Balvenie usually, but this one was great. Solid leathery mouthfeel with the hint of sweetness given by the sherry. Nose roughly the same, and reasonably long finish. Not overdone like various sherry monsters. Didn't taste the stale wood mentioned in previous reviews. Not sure if those reviews just had different expectations or if the consistency is poor.
22nd October 2014
Placed the review for wrong product should have been 15 year old single barrel not sherry cask
2nd October 2014
Forgot to rate the Balvennie
I was lucky to find 3 bottles of this all from different casks at an Asda store in the North East for £35 a bottle I have had bottles of this before and it is always a very superior whisky mellow sweet full flavoured a delight to open every bottle.never be as lucky again to obtain whisky as good as this at £35
I find it hard to believe that David Stewart picked this cask. The nose is rubbery with a yeasty hint of toffee. It must be a 2nd or 3rd fill sherry cask because it seems the best has already been extracted. The taste is superior to the nose, lots of sweet toffee with tiny hints of sherry cask characteristics. However the mouth feel is fizzy, yeasty, bordering on carbonated. The finish is not long, at first the toffee lingers but that is soon replaced by an old wood feel. Still it's better than your common Irish whiskey.
20th September 2014
First, not sure every cask is the same, however, I opened my first bottle last night and what a tremendous surprise. Dark, thick and sherry galore. All of the sweet notes you would expect from a well done sherried scotch. I am a huge Glendronach drinker and this dram beats out the standard ranges 12 - 21 imho. Buying another bottle before it sells out, an excellent sherry scotch and one of the best I have tasted.
29th August 2014
Somehow from the buttery profiles of the ex-bourbon single barrels I expected something similar but sweeter and maybe with a'bunadhlike characteristiks because it's been casked in oloroso, but nope. On the nose the sherry is light - think white wine - rather than sweet. No plumes or sultanas, rather some yeasty thing now and then, wood and molasses. "Rumlike", said a friend. The taste is more sherrylike than expected. The Balvenie character shows through but not strongly. The wood tastes a bit older than you'd expect from under 20yo whisky but the whole is much more pleasant than the slightly queer nose hints at. I do think this is good but not as good as the ex-bourbon single barrel of the same age.
7th August 2014