Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for sending me this sample.
It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to review a Balvenie. The company keeps it’s casks back to themselves, thus there’s less IBs. They release whiskies at a sensible rate, though some fans would disagree and say not enough.
Secondly Balvenie’s releases tend to be high end. Beyond the standard 12, 14 Carribean Cask, 15 Single Barrel, and 16 Triple Cask, your options are limited: Once every so often we receive a 17 year old limited release, and then you have a plentiful amount of 21+ year whiskies to choose from.
Which brings us to Balvenie 21 Madeira Cask. The idea of this whisky comes from the Balvenie 17 Madeira cask, a much beloved limited edition whisky. Five years later the distillery decided to try it again, this time with an older malt. So it’s been aged in American oak…
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