Balvenie 30YO (47.%, OB)
Said to celebrate Master David Steward's 30 years work in Balvenie. Some information said there is only 2 casks available for the the vatting. I read it through the label very carefully, but did not find any evidence to proof it. Only limited realease on the label, but not the total bottling numbers. Color: Yellowish Brown. Nose, singature honeyish. Very smooth, some back ground flower, but domanant cirrus fruit. Lot's sherry influence, but very pleasant and enjoyable. Palate: sweet, smooth, cholate, very complex. Finish: long, mild, warming. Adding water get more chocolate feel. If only by straight, wait for a while, you's get more fruity feel. And the one I liks most is the silky feel. It comes to me that people believe Balvene is the most smooth single malt in the world. A winner. Score: 90. I believe you'll ask if it is true. Well, this is not the one you get the strong personally. But silky smoothly is also a personalty. Think about that, howmany single malt can let you feel the smoothly. That's Balvenie. And, it looks like I am the first one in Taiwan to taste it. Even 5 seconds before their brand manager.