The new limited Balvenie 17-year-old



2015-06-26 11:43:13

The new limited Balvenie 17-year-old

The Speyside distillery's latest has been finished in casks previously used to mature Madeira wine

The Balvenie is a limited-edition 17-year-old single malt from the Scotland's renowned Speyside distillery, home of the Macallan.

The Balvenie 17-year-old The Speyside's new 17-year-old

Finished in Madeira casks, previously used to make fortified Madiera wine, and matured in traditional oak, the whiskyhas auniquely honeyed character with flavor of spice and dried fruit.

The Madeira Cask 17-year-old, which sells for $120 a bottle, is the latest in a series of six limited 17-year-olds bottled by Balvenie.

Created by The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart, the limited release will be coveted by collectors and whisky lovers alike.

"Each bottling is its own alchemy of spirit, wood and time, but knowing how well port and Oloroso sherry cask maturation complements The Balvenie's honeyed sweetness we were sure that a Madeira cask would produce interesting results," said Stewart, according to the Luxist.

"The 17 year old whisky extracted some wonderful rich spice and distinct raisin flavours from the Madeira cask, which we hope malt enthusiasts will enjoy discovering in the glass."

Images: the Balvenie

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