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Balvenie 19 year old Edge of Burnhead Wood, 48.7%

Price: $300 Issue: Fall 2021 Reviewer: David Fleming




Distilled from barley grown on Balvenie's Dufftown estate and dried at the distillery over heather plucked from nearby Burnhead Wood. Tropical fragrance of lime and guava, refined by balanced minerality. Spiced honey greets the palate, followed by bitter chocolate and a deeper note of baked orange. Long and spiced on the finish of honey, lemon, vanilla, and a sprinkling of white pepper. All the elegance of Speyside, with added depth and complexity. (1,200 bottles for the U.S.)