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Balvenie 21 Years Old Single Barrel 70cl 47.8 °

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 24136

The Balvenie Traditional Oak is a high quality Single Cask that has aged exclusively in American oak barrel for 21 years.

This unique expression is the latest of four bottlings in The Balvenie's Single Barrel range.

This Single Barrel offers a tasting as it comes out of the barrel, with notes of fruit, vanilla, honey and a touch of spices.

In a limited edition, 4,800 bottles of which only 650 for the French market of this expression were bottled.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV47.8 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBalvenie (The)
MaturationAmerican Oak
PeatNon Peated
CharacteristicsSingle Barrel

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: floral and fruity, notes of lily of the valley mingle with refreshing scents of orchard fruit and coconut. Vanilla, some spices and woody notes of oak are added.

Palate: sweet and greedy on fresh fruits, vanilla and honey. The spices enhance the whole.

Finish: long and sweet with warm notes of white pepper and a hint of coconut.

Silver medal at the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2013