The Balvenie 17 years old Madeira Cask Tasting notein Tasting , The Balvenie
“Incredible taste. The Madeira wine cask does a great job on the whisky.”
This Balvenie whisky was initially matured in traditional oak casks before a finish in Madeira fortified wine casks.
The finish does a great work on this whisky delivering a torrent of sweet fruits and spices. I love it.
This dram has a amber-like color.
Nose (89): strong. peaches, a little raisins, a little honey, vanilla, cocoa, citrus.
Palate (92): smooth, oily, powerful. peaches, wood, spices, tobacco, cocoa. It is not exactly peaches taste, but a torrent of fruit, wood and spices altogether.
Finish (91): long. honey, citrus, floral, raisins, wood.So based on other whiskies I have already tasted I rate this Balvenie 17 year Madeira Cask with 91 points over 100.