Balvenie Thirty 70cl 47.3°
The Balvenie Thirty is a phenomenal Single Malt, quite rare and subtle. David Stewart, Cellar Master of the distillery, carefully hand-picked the best casks that matured for more than thirty years, developing unique properties, aromas and flavours, all together with a masterclass subtlety that grant The Balvenie a depth and complexity of rare exception.
Resulting from a combination of Balvenie slowly aged in traditional oak casks and Balvenie aged in Sherry casks, The Balvenie Thirty surprises with unprecedented mellowness and smoothness. It has been bottled at 47,3° to collect all the most amazing qualities and warm, honeyed notes showcasing the distillery. Traditional oak casks brought in intense floral sweetness, with distinctive vanilla flavours, while Sherry gave this rare whisky a bewitching oaky character.
Bottles are presented in a nice box.
The Balvenie is a small distillery nestled in the Scottish Highlands, at the heart of the land of whisky: Speyside.
The Balvenie is a real museum, as nothing changed much since its establishment in 1892. Its name derives from the Balvenie castle (13th century), located a few hundred yards away. Since 1892, it has been family-owned and family-run. This independence allows the distillery to focus exclusively on the production of traditional craft Single Malts. The name “Balvenie” is a mystery in itself. If “Bal” means house or farm in Gaelic, the meaning of “Venie” has been lost. The Balvenie is proud to be one of the last four distilleries of the Highlands to use a traditional malting area. Four maltmen turn the malt three times a day, seven days a week, to even out the germination. The nine stills are placed under the close surveillance of a skilled blacksmith. In order to keep all of the character of The Balvenie Single Malts, the stills in used today are the exact replica of the originals. Until today, the oak casks are crafted by coopers, continuing the traditions and maintaining the skills alive as an heritage of ancient craftsmanship.