Aged in bourbon casks and finished in sherry casks, this version has managed to find the perfect balance between these two contrasting worlds. This success is largely due to the quality of the casks chosen for this whisky. Silky tannins, sweet spices, honey, vanilla and heady florals are just some of the flavors that emerge in this 17 year-old Balvenie. Profile: firm. Spices (ginger, cinnamon). Notes of eucalyptus, peppered rose and lime blossom honey. Chocolate, straw and cep. Floral, sherry (toffee, tar, toasted walnuts, chocolate, cherries in brandy).