Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak 12 Year Old Stories Collection

The Balvenie Stories collection is designed to bring to life the tales of 'character, endeavour and craft' of those at Balvenie through the generations.
Balvenie Sweet Toast of American Oak is the first release in the Balvenie Stories collection. It takes inspiration from apprentice Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie and her idea to import virgin oak barrels from Kentucky and deeply toast them at the distillery's cooperage. They were then filled with Balvenie's ex-bourbon oak aged whisky for a finishing period, resulting in this amazing dram.

    Nose:    Lusciously malty with some sweet fudge, followed by citrusy and oak vanilla aromas with layers of spicy oak notes of ginger and cinnamon.

    Taste:    Candied orange and lemon peel, vanilla toffee and butterscotch, layers of blossom honey, some melted brown sugar and oak spices at the end.

    Finish:    Rich and malty with gentle waves of oak vanilla and subtle spices.