The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 year old. This bottle of the Balvenie Single Barrel single malt scotch whisky is the yield of just one single cask of no more that 350 bottles. Each traditional oak cask has matured undisturbed for at least 15 years.
Each cask imparts slightly different flavour notes that overlay the mellow, rich and full-flavoured character of carefully aged Balvenie.
Each year our Malt Master carefully samples these casks that have achieved at least fifteen years of maturation.
Hand numbering; The malt master’s skill and experience enables him to determine exactly which casks have developed the most interesting and individual character at that age.
It is only these casks which are selected for bottling as The Balvenie Single Barrel.
Each bottle is one of a limited edition of no more that three hundred and fifty hand numbered bottles. Each bottle is unique and unrepeatable.
Single Barrel: The Balvenie distillery remains totally dedicated to the traditions, care and craftsmanship of malt whisky making and has been owned and managed by the same independent family company for five generations.
The Cooper’s adze is essential in the cooperage. It’s used for trimming the staves of the casks which import so much of the character to our malt whisky. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, that still malts in its own traditional floor maltings, that still has coopers to tend all the casks and a coppersmith to tend the stills.
The Balvenie Single Barrel: Characterised by honey and vanilla, with oak notes.
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*Info taken from bottle