Balvenie 15 Years Old Single Barrel Sherry Cask 70cl 47.8°
Balvenie Single Barrel Sherry Cask is a 15-year-old Speyside Single Malt from a unique barrel. It has come out of a unique distillation and aged in one European Sherry oak barrel. It has a very pure fruity character.
Each barrel is subtly different, so the malt master of the Balvenie distillery selects only the barrels that make the presentation of Balvenie 15 years, including notes of fruit covered with hazelnut.
Each bottle represents a limited edition of 650 bottles numbered by hand. Each bottle is unique and irreplaceable.
With red gold colour, the nose is marked by beautiful oak notes, subtle touch of spices. The palate develops notes of dried fruits covered with hazelnut and the final, while lengthy, is tinged with Sherry Oloroso.
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.