The Balvenie Sherry Oak
Aged 17 years
Single Speyside malt Scotch whisky
I picked this one up on sale for considerably less than the $95 sticker price, and a bargain it was, too!
“Sherry Oak.” As if the Balvenie line weren’t sherried enough! Well, play to your strengths, I suppose…
Maple syrup (in both flavor and texture) and brown sugar. Vanilla in spades. Creamy, thick, and smooth. Warming and comfortable.
Yeah, I know, that’s not much in the way of tasting notes…to be honest, there were no surprises here. If you’re at all familiar with Balvenie’s work, you’ll know exactly what to expect from a Balvenie called “Sherry Oak.” And it delivers. It’s a lovely drink, but I don’t know…heavily sherried Scotches are a dime a dozen, and there are several out there that are cheaper and no less satisfying.