Balvenie, 26 Year Old Day of Dark Barley

RRP £625

Dark barley sounds ominous, but this is the barley usually used in the brewing of stout. Back in 1992 mashman Brian Webster and maltman Robbie Gormley took in a delivery of dark barley, kicking off a long experiment. Luckily that experiment worked beautifully. Expect a sweet tinned fruits nose, while the palate is big and fruity with lots of texture. Floral notes hang on the end of a lively whisky with a little oak and tannin on the finish.

Spirit Details

Master Category

Whisky - Scotland

Sub-Category

Single Malt

Country

Scotland

Region

Speyside

Alcohol

47.8%

Bottle Size

70cl

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Independents' day

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

Yes

Tasted by

Colin Hampden-White, Lora Hemy

UK Stockist

The Whisky Shop

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