This exceptional single malt, The Second Red Rose, boasting an ABV of 48.1%, has aged gracefully for 21 years and stands as a tribute to the intriguing story of Margaret Douglas, The Fair Maid of Galloway, who resided in Balvenie Castle.
King James, captivated by Margaret's beauty, permitted her to inhabit the castle for the annual fee of a single red rose. It is this charming narrative that serves as the muse behind The Balvenie Second Red Rose. This refined whisky has been matured for two decades and then further enhanced through a finishing period in Australian Shiraz casks, imparting a distinct rosy blush to the whisky.
Indulge in this unique single malt, suffused with the essence of romance. It greets the senses with the allure of ripe fruits and delivers delicate woody spice notes, culminating in a lingering oak finish.
The Balvenie Stories collection, inspired by tales of human endeavor, unearths unexpected twists, as narrated by the craftsmen at The Balvenie distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.
Tasting Note by Balvenie:
Nose: Intense ripe fruits combined with robust earthy tones, reveal the mouth-watering fragrance from fresh mango and subtle oak.
Palate: An Initial burst of blackberry and ripe peach sweetness, conceal flavours of vibrant oak and cracked black pepper leaving a gentle woody spice.
Finish: Lingering oakiness.