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Balvenie 50 Years Old 70cl 42° Vintage 1967

Distillery : Balvenie (The) / Country : Scotland / Reference: : 23970

The Balvenie 50 years old is a Single Malt created from the marriage of five 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 0197 :

N° de fûtTCask TypeFilling DateFifty Marriage
6430American oak21/05/196619%
6428American oak22/05/19664%
3094American oak30/06/196719%
0732American oak30/06/196738%
9920Amercian oak30/06/196720%

Global allocation: 110 bottles.

Global allocation: 6 bottles.

Vintage 1967 - Bottling 2019

An exceptional packaging: each bottle of the Balvenie Fifty: Wedding 0197 is presented in a beautiful wooden tube composed of 50 layers, 48 of walnut and two of brass, handcrafted by the Scottish artisan Sam Chinnery, in his workshop at Bruntlands Farm near Elgin, Scotland. The presentation also includes a certificate in brass engraved and a bottle glorifier, inscribed with the tasting notes of each cask constituting and the taste, palette and finishing of the final wedding. The carafes for Marriage 0197 were hand-blown from 100% lead-free crystal by Brodie Nairn and his team of skilled craftsmen at Glasstorm, based in Tain, Scotland. The custom design of the glass carafe is an elegant reinterpretation of the classic shape of the Balvenie bottle, which itself reflects the silhouette of the distillery’s copper stills.

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Volume0.7 L
ABV42 °
TypeSingle malt
DistilleryBalvenie (The)

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 and deep with an abundance of oak tannins, dark fruits, buttery chocolate and intense spices.

Palate: a large and bold character with malty sweetness and an explosion of spices, notes of honey and dark chocolate balance oak tannins.

Finish: a rich and spicy palate, coated with a delicious oaky sweetness.