The Balvenie 21 Year Old Port Wood Single Malt Scotch Whisky

£134.50

Bottle Size 70cl
Alcohol 40% ABV
Age 21 Years Old
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon and Port Pipe
Style Scotch Whisky
Bottler Balvenie
Distillery Balvenie
Country Scotland
Region Speyside
Chill Filtered No
Storage Advice Stored best in a cool, dry place
Closure Cork
The Perfect Serve Serve on the rocks
Service Temperature Room Temperature
When to Drink Shared with friends for a celebration
Food Pairing Fruit, Caramel and Chocolate
Nose A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness
Palate Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes
Finish Long, gentle, nutty

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Description

Finished in Port Wood Port Casks.

The traditional crafts of malt whisky making still flourish at The Balvenie Distillery.

The Balvenie Distillery has been owned and managed by the same independent family company for FIVE GENERATIONS. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still frows its own barley, still MALTS in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs a TEAM OF COOPERS to tend all the casks and a COPPERSMITH to maintain the stills.

The fifth rare craft is that of Malt Master, David Stewart. Over fifty years of experience enables him to SKILFULLY use different types of cask and different ages of spirit to craft The Balvenie range of single malts. Each expression has a distinctive taste, but all share a rich, honeyed character. 

In the making of The Balvenie Port Wood, Our Malt Master carefully selects rare reserves of Balvenie and transfers them to port casks  for a further few months of maturation.

The first period of maturation over more than two decades mellows the spirit and builds character.

The Second cask ageing is at the heart of The Balvenie Port Wood and produces a single malt of remarkable complexity.

TASTING NOTES:

A perfume of ripe raisin notes and fruit skins is backed by a dryness with hints of almonds and walnuts. To taste it is silky, with fruit, syrupy honey sweetness, leather oak tannins and notes of ginger and cinnamon. Its finish is long, gentle and nutty.

 

Additional information

Weight 2 kg

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