This is a 12 year old Balvenie expression aged in a first-fill bourbon cask and bottled at 47.8% ABV.
Nose: Fruity with raisins and honey, honey dew melon and vanilla.
Palate: Honeyed malt with biscuits, young oak, black pepper, and beef jerky.
Finish: Raisins and peppery malt with young oak.
Rating: 82/100 – Light nose and somewhat interesting palate – becomes more uninteresting the longer you drink it.
Value for the money: This retails around $70, but I think $45 is more appropriate for what it offers.