The Balvenie Distillery was established in 1893 and to this day has remained dedicated to preserving the tradition, care and craftsmanship of malt whiskey production. It is the only single malt Scotch whiskey distillery that still grows and malts its own barley, has the only traditional working floor maltings in the Scottish Highlands, and has coopers to tend all the casks and a coppersmith to tend the stills. The Balvenie "Peated Cask" 17 Year Old is a limited edition release that combines whiskey finished in peated casks with whiskey finished in new American oak casks. The result is a bold, balanced spirit with a prominent note of peat smoke which softens to reveal notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and honeyed malt. The finish is spicy, smokey and offers a hint of sweet vanilla and oak.
NOSEGentle floral aroma with hints of violet and lavender. Delicate smoke beautifully balanced with honeyed vanilla and spicy oakiness.TASTEProminent smoke softens to reveal oaky honey and vanilla. Cinnamon and nutmeg develop with time.FINISHSweet and spicy with a hint of smoke.