Balvenie 40 Years Old 70cl 48.5°

Archive Balvenie 40 Years Old 70cl 48.5°

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland

In order to create the fourth batch, a unique batch of 150 bottles of The Balvenie 40 Year-Old whisky, Malt Master David Stewart creatively combined small quantities of The Balvenie whisky aged in four refill hogsheads and three Sherry casks, aged for at least 40 years.

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DistilleryBalvenie (The)
Age40 years
PackagingWooden Case

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.

Nose: rich oaky notes over a baked apple and fruit compote backdrop, with soft leather. Adding a dash of water unlocks sweet and fruity notes with a hint of vanilla.

Palate: the silky texture overflows with sweetness and smoothness with spicy notes of cloves, cinnamon and ginger. A wonderful mouthfeel with flavoursome oak, and touches of mild dark chocolate, roasted almonds and the fruity notes of Sherry.

Finish: full-bodied, warm and slightly dry.