Balvenie Distillery, Dufftown, Speyside, Scotland
Here is today a rare sample of Balvenie 12 years, not available on the market, taken directly from the keg, brought by the ambassador of the distillery during his last visit to Quebec. We thank Québec Whisky for the pass on the pallet.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of the origin of the sample, there is nothing else to tell about it, Mia except of course that we will taste it.
As the Chinese saying goes so well:
A fire too violent does not allow good cooking.
Spices, oak, powerful wave of alcohol. We spent some safe limits here ... Green wood, like a fresh pine board.
Cinnamon, green apples, cask strength fire. Cream, grass and lemon. Heated sugar, vanilla.
Beautiful hot and spicy descent. Oak, young wood, cinnamon and dried fruit.
Extremely aggressive, even if other cask strengths of a similar rate seem more domesticated. It is not a liquor for the chochottes, even that it would gain to be a little diluted. Yes, add a little water, the experience will be better.