Balvenie 25 years old – 1974-2003

Rating: 80-100 out of 10

Nose: WOW! Immense and epic. Simply brilliant. This is LIGHTYEARS away from the Old Pulteney 21 that I tasted before this one. Immense complexity, without being all over the place. Fruity, herbal, tonka bean, vanilla, cola, watermelon, ripe fruits, bayleaf. Reminds me of the TUN1401 in many ways, but it’s a bit less herbal. Love it.
Mouth: a-typical and not accessible at all. Strange but fun. Bitter in a good way. The kind of bitter that is going somewhere. Punchy.
Finish: medium long, slightly bitter and flinty with some green twigs. A bit boring.

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