This 16-year-old Balvenie uses three different casks: Oloroso Sherry casks, first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels, and refill ex-Bourbon casks. "The nose is subtle with notes of vanilla, honey, and banana. The taste is chewy with a good mouth feel and notes of vanilla, honeycomb, oak tannins, red grapes, and a kiss of smoke. The finish is long, smooth, and creamy with touches of banana and vanilla. Polished wood and dried fruits, cherries and almonds, and some spice in the background. Smooth and voluptuous, sweet and spicy.