I have loved many of the 12 year old, ex-bourbon Single Barrel releases but wasn't impressed by a bottle of the 15 year old sherry cask I bought a while back. Single cask releases mean batch variations, so I swapped a few samples from another cask with a fellow Balvenie drinker and here we are!
1.5 (Auburn / polished mahogany)
Really nice, typical Oloroso nose. Reasonable depth - as in cooked fruits, marmalade, wine and a little leather. Some toffee in there, too. Something to sniff on, this one.