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Balvenie 21 Years Old PortWood 70cl 40°

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 20470

21 Year-Old Portwood Balvenie has been obtained through a very interesting maturation process: David Stewart, Malt Master of the Balvenie distillery, combined rare Balvenies aged in Bourbon barrels and refined in high-class Port pipes for another few months.

The result is an award-winning smoothness and character, brought by the Port pipes within months, that developed the complexity of the Single Malt yet still retaining its inner qualities. The Port pipes underline the colour, nose and mouthfeel and create an amazing fusion of smoothness and elegance, to be kept for exceptional tastings.

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Volume0.7 L
Net Weight0.7 kg
ABV40 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBalvenie (The)
Age21 years
MaturationBourbon & Port
PeatNon Peated

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.

Colour: dark amber.

Nose: precise and elegant, with hints of white-fleshed fruits (peach) and a subtle smoky flavour.

Palate: really delicate character revolving around red berries and raisins, refreshed by white grapes and honey.

Finish: very pleasant with notes of slightly bitter cocoa and vanilla.

Gold Medal - Speyside Single Malts 19-30yo - 2015 - The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Gold Medal - Speyside Single Malt 19-25yo - 2014 - The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)

Silver Outstanding - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2014 - International Wine & Spirit Competition

Silver Medal -Distillers' Single Malts 21 years old and over - 2014 - International Spirits Challenge
Silver Medal - Speyside Single Malt 19-25yo - 2013 -The Scotch Whisky Masters (The Spirits Business)
Silver Medal - Scotch Single Malt - Speyside - 2013 - International Wine & Spirit Competition