Named for the virgin oak barrels sourced from the Kelvin Cooperage in Louisville, Kentucky, this 12 yr old single malt has a pleasantly bready character along with hints of vanilla, brown butter, almond, and a bit of salt on the finish.
A marriage of 21 casks which have spent 3 months in a traditional marrying TUN. The batch is comprised of whiskies from sherry refill butts, doublewood refill sherry butts and ex bourbon American oak barrels - all aged 21 years and older.
The Balvenie French Oak 16 Year Old is a vibrant single malt finished in casks that previously held wine from the French Charentes vineyards. First Cask: 16 years of maturation in American Oak casks. Second Cask: Finishing in Pineau casks.
The darkness of the hue of this...gives an indication of how intense the relationship between cask and spirit has been over its long sequestration...Dense aromas such as tamarind paste, treacle and Black Forest gateau...There's a lift of vanilla like sweetness.
An exquisite aged new addition to The Balvenie stories range. A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores, a celebration of the friendship, creativity, and imagination that The Balvenie prides itself on. a rich and indulgent expression of The Balvenie.
In a flawless whisky marriage, Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE brings together individual casks that have matured in Traditional American and European Oak to craft an incredibly intricate and balanced expression; exemplifying the art and skill of Single Malt TUN marriages.
The Balvenie is a distillery built upon stories and tradition, with the craft of making its whisky handed down through the generations since it was built by William Grant in 1892. The Stories collection is a range of whiskies inspired by these tales, and A Revelation of Cask and Character is the story of the distillery’s coopers – the craftsmen who maintain The Balvenie’s casks.
From David C Stewart MBE, The Balvenie Malt Master: “This 1973 could easily have been used for PortWood when it was launched but luckily it was from one of our ‘plentiful years’. It has matured into a stunning whisky.”