The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill is a 12 year old single malt whisky, aged in a first fill, ex-bourbon cask. Almost all Scotch whisky is matured in casks previously used by Bourbon distillers. When brought to Scotland and used for the very first time they are known as 'First Fill'. Our Malt Master samples the aged whisky, cask by cask and selects only those characterised by sweetness and subtle vanilla oak to be bottled as The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill. A series of "limited editions" - Each bottle is one of no more than 300 drawn from a single cask and carries the number of the cask in which it matured.
Tasting Notes: Honey notes, overlaid with sweet fruits and subtle spices. Rich and complex with deep vanilla oakiness. Rich and complex with deep vanilla oakiness. Lingeringly sweet finish.
An aromatic Scotch with bright honey, pear and floral touches, this single-barrel offering features creamy custard, banana and a touch of cocoa before finishing on a baking spice note. The alcohol presence is considerable; temper it with a good dose of water and consider pairing it with a rich dessert.