Balvenie 50 Years Old 70cl 42.8° Vintage 1967

Archive Balvenie 50 Years Old 70cl 42.8° Vintage 1967
Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23496

The Balvenie 50 years old is a Single Malt created from the marriage of four exceptional 50-year-old whiskies.

David Stewart, Master Distiller for more than 55 years, selected them from the rarest and oldest barrels of the distillery. He explains how he achieved this exceptional result: "I continue to discover and learn new things.This new expression of 50 years has required me months of patience to marry the best whiskies at age, taste and the degree that are so exceptional".

This chart is showing the origin of 4 casks that make this edition Mariage 0962 :

Cask N°
Cask Type
Filling Date
Fifty Marriage
6430American oak21/05/196624%
6428American oak22/05/19665%
30941977 transferred in Hogshead* cask30/06/196724%
0732American oak30/06/196747%

*Hogshead: a barrel of 250L composed of 75% staves from Bourbon casks and 25% from new oak barrels.

Global allocation: 110 bottles.

Global allocation: 6 bottles.

Vintage 1967 - Bottling 2018

An exceptional packaging: a hand-blown crystal bottle by craftsman Brodie Nairn enhanced by a walnut case made by the artisan Sam Chinnery. He created wooden rings from 7 trees from The Balvenie Distillery (Galloway Ash, Borders Oak, Lothian Walnut, Cherry and Yew, Fife Beech and Banffshire Elm) to make this case with a copper closing tab - recalling the facilities and stills of the distillery.

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Features

Volume0.7 L
ABV41.6°
DistilleryBalvenie (The)
CountryScotland
RegionSpeyside
Vintage1967
Age50 years
Reference:23496

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: malty and woody notes, marrying the sweetness of brown sugar and caramel on a background of spices such as ground ginger.

Palate: deep and borrowed from history. Dusty wood replicates maple syrup, tangy citrus fruits and nutmeg on the sweetness of honey.

Finale: elegant and persistent on dried fruits, bourbon vanilla and spices.