Balvenie Single Malt Whisky Tasting Collection 3x5cl
Single Malt Scotch Whisky Tasting Collection
A collection of world-renowned
Balvenie single malt whiskies, aged in oaks for depth of flavour
The Balvenie DoubleWood is a 12 year old single malt which gains its distinctive character from being matured in two wood types. Over the period of maturation it is transferred from a traditional oak whisky cask to a first fill European oak sherry cask. Each stage lends different qualities to the resulting single malt. The traditional casks soften and add character, whilst the sherry wood brings depth and fullness of flavour.
Caribbean Cask has been matured in traditional oak whisky casks for 14 years, and then ‘finished' in casks that previously held Caribbean rum. To create the ideal finish Malt Master David Stewart, filled American oak casks with his own blend of select West Indian rums. When he judged the casks to be ready, the rum was replaced with the 14 year old spirit and the wood was put to work adding the final touches. The result is an exceptional single malt whisky with the traditional smooth, honeyed character of The Balvenie, married with notes of toffee and a hint of fruit, with a warm, lingering finish.
To craft DoubleWood 17 Year Old Malt Master David Stewart, who celebrated his 50th year at The Balvenie in 2012, returned to one of his most celebrated achievements - consecutive maturation in two different types of cask, a process often referred to as ‘cask finishing'. This technique is at the heart of The Balvenie DoubleWood - it sees the whisky matured first in American oak barrels, which impart soft sweet vanilla notes, before being transferred to European oak sherry casks, where the second cask ageing adds rich spicy flavours and a depth and fullness of flavour. The DoubleWood 17 Year Old is an elder sibling to DoubleWood 12 Year Old and shares its honeyed, spicy characteristics, but it is distinctly different, with deeper vanilla notes, hints of green apple, creamy toffee and a striking richness and complexity.
The perfect gift for any whisky lover.
Balvenie is one of the world's most loved Single Malt Scotch Whiskies. The multi-award winning Balvenie Distillery in Banffshire is famous for being the only one left in Scotland to retain the traditional crafts of whisky production. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs a team of coopers to tend all the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills. Meanwhile our maltmen turn the barley up to four times a day, seven days a week. The Balvenie Distillery has been owned and managed by the same independent family company for five generations.
The Balvenie Tasting Collection is a range of single malts crafted by Malt Master David Stewart. Each expression is unique, but all are rich, luxuriously smooth and underpinned by a distinctive honeyed character. Understanding his craft like few others, David uses different cask types and ages of spirit, to develop exquisite, new interpretations of The Balvenie's classic character.
Smooth and mellow with nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer of sherry.
Caribbean Cask 14
Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes and a fruity character that develops with time.
Sweet with dried fruits, toasted almonds and spice, layered with creamy toffee notes, traces of oak and deep vanilla.