|Some bourbon casks will continue to improve well beyond 15 years, and The Balvenie Malt Master selects some of these rare casks for bottling as The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 Year Old. Like Single Barrel 15 Year Old, each bottle is unique and hand-numbered, but the maximum number of bottles taken from any one cask is only 250. In 2001 it won a Gold Medal in the International Spirits Challenge. Tasting Notes Nose ~ Patience is rewarded with a nose that has the complexity of an aged single malt, with a symphony of sweet honeyed, oaky notes, overlaid with a fragrant fruity bouquet. Taste ~ In the mouth the initial dryness immediately changes to a sweet honeyed burst of flavour that has butterscotch and toffee notes, rounded off with a vanilla oakiness. A well matured single malt, which has a long and lingering finish.