Balvenie Sherryoak Single Malt Scotch Whisky 17 year old
The Balvenie Distillery matures its whisky in casks from various parts of the world, but this limited edition SherryOak has been matured solely in European oak butts - brought from the bodegas of Spain and previously used to mature rich Oloroso sherries. This limited edition is a rare treat for the Balvenie enthusiast. There exist only a couple of examples of The Balvenie matured solely in sherry casks - most famously Cask 191 - a 50 year old which yielded just 83 bottles in 2002 and - at £6,000 a bottle - has been enjoyed by a privileged few. The Oloroso sherry casks were filled and laid down in Warehouse 21 over 17 years ago. The result pays homage to the casks' southern Spanish origins - a rich and intense single malt, characterised by mixed spice and sweet sherry fruitiness.