Unveiled in 2014, the 15 Year Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask is a wonderful sight from Balvenie – single malt Scotch whisky fully matured in Sherry casks. These are released in batches of no larger than 800 bottles from a single cask, each one being hand numbered. Although no two casks are the same, and therefore won’t produce an identical single malt, the casks are carefully selected by Balvenie’s Malt Master and feature a consistent, rich, spiced character, complemented by hints of elegant oak. The palate is full of vanilla cream, rich dried fruit, freshly chopped nuts and grated nutmeg. The richness of the Oloroso casks comes through nicely on the finish, along with a hint of fruitcake and cocoa. Balvenie makes undoubtedly some of the greatest whisky in the Highlands and this release is a celebration of everything that they do well.