Official tasting notes
A consistent character that is deep and delicate. Mouth coating, creamy rich toffee, honey and stewed fruit notes reveal velvety muscovado sugar and light orange peel. The finish is rich and lingering.
The Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel ‘First Fill’ 700ml 47.8%
Limited edition 2020 release from Cask #8246 that yielded no more than 300 bottles.
Cask type: Ex Bourbon
Bottler: Balvenie Distillery
Cask No: 8246
This 12-year-old single malt from Balvenie’s limited-edition ‘Single Barrel’ program has been matured exclusively in a first fill ex-bourbon, American oak cask selected by the Malt Master who carefully samples the aged whisky cask by cask. He will only select single malt characterised by the sweetness and subtle vanilla oak he expects from maturation in this type of cask to be bottled as ‘The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill’.
The expression is one of no more than 300 hand numbered bottles drawn from a single cask, forming a whisky never to be repeated. All the bottles are non-chill filtered, bottled at a strength of 47.8% alc and hand-numbered and labelled with the cask reference number.