Eager to experiment with The Balvenie profile using what he had learnt from a recent trip to Islay, distillery manager Ian Millar ordered a batch of Speyside peat for the kiln. For a week a year, The Balvenie distils a batch of peated malt, resulting in this richly smoky expression with notes of fresh citrus, creamy vanilla and Balvenie’s signature honeyed sweetness.
A malty sweetness on the nose complemented by beautifully toasted oak and rich smoke. Vanilla toffee gives way to a cinnamon spiciness.
Rich and earthy smoke reveals syrupy sweetness, fresh citrus, creamy vanilla and honey, ending with cinnamon and ginger spice.
Delicate smoke with a lingering and spicy sweetness.