The Balvenie is not any stranger to outdated Scotch. Within the final couple years they’ve launched the Uncommon Marriages Twenty-5, the 42-year-old Story of the Canine, and the Fifty Marriage 0614. Now, the Speyside distillery is taking issues even additional with the launch of their oldest and rarest whisky ever, Balvenie Sixty
A single cask bottling from 1962, The Balvenie Sixty marks the anniversary of famend Malt Grasp David C. Stewart MBE, who’s celebrating six a long time on the distillery–making him the longest serving Malt Grasp in business historical past.
All through his time at The Balvenie, David C. Stewart MBE has pioneered methods which have had a profound affect on the whisky making processes used immediately; most notably his developments round ‘cask finishes’, which led to a brand new manner of making taste in whisky and a way adopted in whisky making the world over.
A becoming tribute to David’s esteemed profession, this single cask was chosen by The Balvenie’s Kelsey McKechnie, who has been mentored by Stewart for the previous 4 years. “I’ve realized a lot from David at work. His mentorship has made a profound affect on me and discovering a cask to suit such an unbelievable character within the Distillery’s historical past is a superb honor.”
“On the nostril the whisky has a mesmerizing array of autumnal aromas; lavender, heather and bracken,” says McKechnie. “While wealthy toffee, roasted espresso and superbly layered oak dominate the palate. The flavour evolves with time revealing bursts of cloves, nutmeg, charred oak and candied orange in an distinctive lengthy lasting end”
Malt Grasp David C. Stewart MBE commented: “I began on the distillery in 1962, as a whisky shares clerk, this liquid; a brand new make spirit was crammed into a set of conventional European Oak Hogshead casks. For six a long time it has rested and matured, now marking fairly a poignant second for me on my journey.’’
The packaging, in the meantime, resembles a murals; made out of glass, gold and brass.
The tube casing was designed to replicate layers of recollections from David’ profession. With 5 layers every etched with private anecdotes from influential people alongside David’s journey. The sixth decade is the elegant bottle itself, made out of hand-blown crystal and containing a quote from McKechnie to symbolize this present decade, and the long run generations of The Balvenie.
It’s a completely layered, ethereal tackle a lifetime of recollections justly representing the importance of David’s profession to The Balvenie and the whisky business at massive.
Bottled at 42.4% ABV, The Balvenie Sixty is priced at $145,000. It is going to be out there within the U.S. in 2023 (closing timing to be confirmed), in extraordinarily restricted portions.
For extra info, head over to The Balvenie’s official web site.
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