Speyside Single Malt Scotch whisky
Distillery bottling 70cl / 46.9%
Balvenie is a distillate that seriously benefits from a bit of proper aging, something which is revealed quite clearly in the mature elegance of this bottling. Combine that with the fact that 1974 seems to have produced a number of remarkably excellent bottlings from this distillery and you have a very promising and fascinating dram indeed.
Waxy and fruity in equal measure, much more akin to the older style Balvenies, this is a wonderful dram filled with precision and sinewy execution.