Balvenie 14 Years Old The Week Of Peat 2019 48.3% NV

3.7 sterren - 2 professionele reviews
€ 52,85 (excl. BTW)
63,95 (in. BTW)
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Distileerderij Balvenie
Bottelaar OB
Serie The Week of Peat
Gebotteld voor X
Gedistilleerd op Not specified
Gebotteld 2019
Land Schotland
Streek Speyside
Leeftijd 14
Cask Type X
Vatnummer X
Alcohol percentage 48.3
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie In Original Tube
Etiket Perfect

Professionele reviews

BOW (83)

Serge Valentin (83)

The official story is that for one week every year, the Distillery are burning peat (during, or just after malting, I suppose) and consequently make some peaty malt whisky. Okay… This was formerly named 'Peat Week' (liked them, WF 85), I suppose there's a reason to this change of names, but let's not dig any deeper… Colour: gold. Nose: it's a rather obvious, yet gentle peat ala Ardmore. Preserved plums and peaches, plus some bitterish herbs and this ginger that sometimes rises from Mainland peaters, I have no ideas why. Certainly something farmy, cow stable, horse saddle, also a little eucalyptus… Mouth: nicer on the palate, more on smoked limoncello and white peaches. I really cannot not think of Ardmore, I am sorry. Nice spices, around gentler Thai mixes. Pepper. Finish: rather long, smoky and 'green'. What I'm really missing from all these un-coastal peaters is… the coastal side. Peppery aftertaste. Comments: really good, but let me talk like a brochure: we're missing the Atlantic freshness. A wee bit… And sure that may only happen in my head.

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