£30-40, Speyside

Balvenie Signature


Colour: Straw

Nose: Orange peel and that not too smoky flavour you get from blown out candles. Also has an unusual resemblance to fresh laundry to it. Not too harsh on the nose.

Taste: Prickly but in a good way, a smoky black tea served up in a country garden alongside a fruit cocktail. Tastes of lavender and meadows sit alongside pineapple and cherry. Sweet and morish.

Finish: Whiney and clingy. Disappointing given the great flavour on the palate. Has a strong after-taste of tea without milk in.

Price: £34 for this good dram, worth the value for the taste alone somewhat let down by the clingy after-taste in the finish


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