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Balvenie 12 Years Sweet Toasted American Oak 70cl 43°

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23885

This Single Malt with vanilla notes, almost sweet, is the first whisky in the Balvenie Stories collection.

Aged in ex-Kentuchy Bourbon casks already burned inside, which have undergone a second toasted in Scotland to extract even more in-depth aromas, the Sweet Toast of American Oak is one of the most fruity whiskies from the Balvenie range.

The sweet aromas of citrus blend subtly with spices and vanilla, bringing warmth to this malty whisky.

54,17 €

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV43°
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBalvenie (The)
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Age12 years
MaturationAmerican Oak
PeatNon Peated
Reference:23885

The Balvenie is a small distillery nestled in the Scottish Highlands, at the heart of the land of whisky: Speyside.


The Balvenie is a real museum, as nothing changed much since its establishment in 1892. Its name derives from the Balvenie castle (13th century), located a few hundred yards away. Since 1892, it has been family-owned and family-run. This independence allows the distillery to focus exclusively on the production of traditional craft Single Malts. The name “Balvenie” is a mystery in itself. If “Bal” means house or farm in Gaelic, the meaning of “Venie” has been lost. The Balvenie is proud to be one of the last four distilleries of the Highlands to use a traditional malting area. Four maltmen turn the malt three times a day, seven days a week, to even out the germination. The nine stills are placed under the close surveillance of a skilled blacksmith. In order to keep all of the character of The Balvenie Single Malts, the stills in used today are the exact replica of the originals. Until today, the oak casks are crafted by coopers, continuing the traditions and maintaining the skills alive as an heritage of ancient craftsmanship.

Nose: nice sweetness with a delicate touch of malt. Develops citrus aromas raised by vanilla and spices (ginger and cinnamon).

Taste: fruity thanks to citrus (orange, lemon), sweet with hints of caramel, vanilla, honey and ends on a note of woody spices.

Finish: rich and malty, with sweet notes of vanilla and spices.