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Balvenie 27 Year Old A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores

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Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 48% / 70cl


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    Introducing a captivating new addition to The Balvenie Stories range, A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores. This extraordinary expression of The Balvenie has aged gracefully for 27 years, revealing enchanting notes of muscovado sugar and manuka honey.

    Like all offerings within the Stories collection, this exquisite bottling brings to life a tale of creativity, innovation, and friendship that paved the way for its creation. The narrative begins with The Balvenie Malt Master, David C. Stewart, and his long-time friend, John Barrett. John had a hunch that he had stumbled upon something truly exceptional when he introduced David to samples of Caroni Rum.

    David and his team recognized the potential, driven by their creativity and wealth of experience. In 2014, they made the audacious decision to transfer some 20-year-old Balvenie whisky from its customary American oak Hogshead casks into Caroni Rum casks sourced by John. The result was a rum finish unlike any other, and the additional 7 years spent maturing in these ex-Caroni rum casks transformed and elevated the whisky's flavor profile into something truly extraordinary—a Rare Discovery from Distant Shores.

    This whisky is presented in a meticulously crafted presentation tube, featuring a bespoke illustration by British artist and printmaker Andy Lovell. Andy Lovell, a long-time collaborator with The Balvenie, has created an illustration that visually encapsulates the unique real-life stories that inspired this exceptional expression.

    Tasting Note by Balvenie:
    Nose: Rich and indulgent with notes of muscovado sugar and manuka honey. Lighter fruit notes intersperse the aroma with occasional hints of green banana and light spice.
    Palate: Beautifully smooth with a velvet vanilla viscosity. The initial burst of sweetness graduates to treacle toffee, aged lather and deep oak tannin.
    Finish: Lingering sweet with a wonderful mouth coating oiliness.


    • Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    • Region: Speyside
    • Country: Scotland
    • Brand/Distillery: Balvenie
    • Cask Type: American Oak Hogshead Cask | Caroni Rum Cask
    • Age: 27 Year Old
    • Volume: 70cl
    • ABV: 48%

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Dear M.R.

    Soo pleased to have added this one to my collection as it is not only a limited release but a really interesting Whisky finished for 7 years rather than traditionally several months in a Rum Cask. Added to the fact it was finished in the Caroni Rum Casks which have Cult like status for collectors. And of course, it's from The Balvenie. Making this release a must have for any collection.

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    Balvenie Distillery: Masterful Craftsmanship and Time-Honored Tradition

    Balvenie Distillery, nestled in the picturesque Speyside region of Scotland, is renowned for its exceptional craftsmanship and commitment to time-honored tradition in the production of single malt Scotch whisky. With a history dating back to 1892, Balvenie is one of the few distilleries in Scotland that still grows its own barley, malts its own grain, and employs traditional floor malting techniques. This meticulous attention to detail and hands-on approach is evident in the distillery's whiskies, which are known for their complexity, depth of flavor, and exceptional quality. Balvenie whiskies exhibit a rich array of characteristics, from honeyed sweetness and fruit notes to delicate spices and hints of oak, each expression reflecting the artistry and expertise passed down through generations.

    The Unique Artistry of Balvenie Distillery

    Balvenie Distillery stands out for its unwavering commitment to preserving traditional whisky-making methods and showcasing the artistry of its craftsmen. What makes Balvenie truly unique is its dedication to the Five Rare Crafts, which include growing barley, traditional floor malting, copper pot distillation, cooperage (barrel-making), and maturation in its onsite warehouses. The distillery's cooperage, where skilled coopers handcraft and repair barrels, is a rare sight in the industry and allows for precise control over the maturation process. Balvenie's Malt Master carefully selects and marries casks to create unique expressions that exemplify the distillery's character. This hands-on approach, combined with an emphasis on traditional methods and craftsmanship, results in whiskies that possess remarkable depth, character, and a true sense of heritage. Balvenie Distillery's dedication to preserving the past while creating whiskies of unparalleled quality makes it a revered name among whisky enthusiasts worldwide.

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