Recently the renowned Speyside distillery The Balvenie, announced the launch of the much anticipated sibling to its 12 year old DoubleWood. Like The Balvenie Fifty we posted last month, The Balvenie 17 Year Old DoubleWood was made in commemoration of the Balvenie Distillery‘s Malt Master David Stewart’s 50th anniversary. Stewart, Scotland’s longest serving malt master, crafted this latest addition utilizing consecutive maturation in two different types of casks. Aged in traditional American oak, then finished in a European sherry oak butt, the single malt whisky embodies a unique flavor profile of dried fruits, sherbert spice and toasted almonds, layered with hints of toffee and vanilla. It is the first 17 year Old expression to join the Balvenie’s core range of single malts, alongside the 12 Year Old DoubleWood, 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask, 15 Year Old Single Barrel, and 21 Year Old PortWood. This rich and complex single malt whisky will be available nationwide beginning October 2012 with a suggested retail value of $130 USD.
Renowned Speyside distillery announces launch of new expression