The Balvenie 50

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The Balvenie Fifty was matured in a European oak sherry hogshead, rarely used today in whisky making. Filled with newly distilled spirit in 1962, over the following 50 years, while David Stewart perfected and practiced his craft, the spirit slowly matured into a truly exceptional outstanding single malt Scotch whisky.

The particularly long maturation has created a wonderful fragrant and floral whisky, velvety sweet with a beautifully balanced combination of sweet citrus notes and gentle hints of honey, spice and oak. ABV of 44.1%.

In David's own words, "Cask 5576 and I have shared the last five decades together and I'm delighted to say this unique cask has turned out a truly special single malt."

Limited edition release with only 88 bottles available.

TASTING NOTES

NOSE
Fragrant and floral with fruit and oak lusciously intermingled. Citrus notes of lemons and orange peel are followed by honey and vanilla and finally a gentle hint of cinnamon and subtle oak.

TASTE
Velvety sweet and wonderfully soft, fruit and citrus notes are accompanied by a beautiful outburst of cinnamon and nutmeg and a subtle back note of honey, all balanced with oak

FINISH
Velvety smooth with a delicious citrus sweetness.



Kilde: The Balvenie