PortWood Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Scotch
To create The Balvenie PortWood, rare 21 year old Balvenie which has been matured in traditional oak casks is transferred to a port cask, or pipe, which has held fine port wines. Here it is sampled every month to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, whilst preserving its original characteristics. On the nose, a perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness. The taste is refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes. The finish is long, gentle, and nutty.
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
CRITIC: Kara Newman
PUBLICATION: Wine Enthusiast