Balvenie 14 years Peated Triple Cask

 
 

99,95

Balvenie 14 years Peated: after distillation, this special Balvenie expression is aged for 14 years in an assortment of bourbon and sherry casks. Released in June 2017, this peated single malt expression is a travel retail exclusive. This special whisky is non-chill filtered and aged in three varieties of casks; first-fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry. “A whisky with exceptional smoky sweet notes with cinnamon and ginger spiciness” (producer). Bottled at 48% ABV, “This bottling, and The Balvenie Peat Week (2002 Vintage), is the result of trials undertaken by The Balvenie’s Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE and Ian Millar, former distillery manager and current Prestige Whiskies Specialist at William Grant & Sons” (producer).

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Description

The Balvenie distillery was founded in 1892 by William Grant, who wanted to build a new distillery in order to help his other distillery at Glenfiddich to meet consumer demand. Glenfiddich had opened six years earlier and its whisky was proving extremely popular, so Grant decided to renovate nearby Balvenie House and its outbuildings. He bought and installed equipment that was deemed surplus at the Lagavulin and Glen Albyn distilleries. The distillery’s success was almost instantaneous, following on from Glenfiddich’s impressive start.

Most of the whisky produced at Balvenie was put towards Grant & Sons range of blended whiskies, especially Grant’s which has been one of the UK’s and the world’s top selling blends for many years. Regular single malt releases only really became common in the early 1970′s and the reputation of its sweet, creamy, rich whisky grew rapidly. This popularity led Grant & Sons to build another distillery next door and Kininvie started production in 1990. Kininvie was built solely to take the weight off Balvenie and Glenfiddich and everything produced there goes towards the Grant’s blended range. Balvenie and Glenfiddich now concerntrate on meeting demand for their single malts, with only a small percentage now going to Grant’s new blend called Monkey Shoulder. Balvenie remains under the ownership of the Grant family, making William Grant & Sons one of the longest single family ownerships in the world.

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Weight 1.9 kg
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