The Single Barrel is smooth, with a bits of honey and caramel.
Also smooth, with a bit less of the honey, but I love it.
Since my brother gave me a nice bottle of Balvenie Single Barrel last year, I’ve tried other single malts: Laphroig, Macallan, Auchentoshan, and a few others. There’s much to be said for the very smoky Laphroig, and the Auchentoshan is very nice too, but Balvenie continues to be my favorite, both the single barrel he gave me (long gone, alas) and the 12-year-old double barrel.