You can’t argue with this: a whisky is immeasurably enhanced by its story. Just like a fine wine is enhanced by its glass, so a fine whisky grows in taste, flavour and esteem by its story.
Balvenie’s Stories Whiskies series has introduced a whole generation to the wonder of its whiskies. We are proud to offer you this unique bundle of two of Balvenie’s most unique whiskies from the series.
Balvenie 19 Year Old A Revelation of Cask and Character
We talk of the influence of cask on whisky. This whisky explores the soulful relationship between cask and cooper – and only the word soul does justice to this story.
You’ll meet Head Cooper Ian McDonald – with over 50 years of experience – who can tell the type of wood used by touch. You’ll learn the remarkable story of Ian and his team inspiring visit to a bodega in Jerez, Spain – home of the finest casks – and the revelation that their cooper tools were extensions of themselves – their very body.
Balvenie 19 Year Old A Revelation of Cask and Character is a Speyside single malt aged in the finest European oak oloroso sherry casks. It’s worth noting that this is the first whisky to be created by Balvenie’s new Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie since the renowned David C. Stewart MBE left for his new role as ambassador.
It has all the wonderful flavours of a freshly baked Christmas cake – spice, ripe fruit, honey, currants, raisins and figs and comes at a strength of 47.5% ABV.
This is a creamy and deeply flavourful whisky.
Balvenie 17 Year Old The Week of Peat
Ian Millar, Distillery Manager at Balvenie, inspired by a visit to Islay, ordered Speyside peat for his kiln and instituted ‘The Week of Peat’ – something they now do yearly before their annual cleaning and maintenance of their distillery equipment.
The Balvenie 17 Year Old The Week of Peat has flavours of butterscotch honey, floral notes, citrus fruits and vanilla sweetness. It comes at a strength of 49.4% ABV and is non-chill filtered.
This is a sweet and creamy whisky with a lovely aroma of peat smoke.