The Balvenie Triple Cask 16 yo is a Scotch whisky, which was aged in three different types of barrels (hence the name): it starts with American barrels at first filling, followed by ex Bourbon barrels and finally Oloroso Sherry butts.
This bottling was launched for the travel retail stores (duty free).
TASTING NOTES BALVENIE TRIPLE CASK 16 YO
Nose: very fruity, with sweet aromas of plum and candied fruit. Then wood and vanilla, which are soon joined by intense caramel nuances.
Palate: wood and white pepper, enriched with honey. A touch of cocoa, then wood again. A note of ripe fruit (pineapple and peach) is also perceptible. Sweet.
Finish: medium persistence. Pretty dry. A lot of wood.
Overall, the Balvenie Triple Cask 16 yo is a product with excellent balance. It is very easy to drink and has a fairly structured flavor profile.