The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1976
27 August, 2008
Brand owner William Grant & Sons
Produced in Speyside, Scotland
Size 70cl, 75cl (US)
Price £400, f600, US$799
William Grant, the family-owned Speyside distillery, has created a new vintage from casks laid down in 1976.
Malt master David Stewart says: "The vintage is created from just two casks singled out for their characteristic Balvenie honey notes and rich, fruity, vanilla sweetness. From the first cask comes fruit and oak, followed by delicate notes of vanilla, while the second cask adds a complex, fruity aroma with distinct citrus notes and hints of summer blossom.
"The result of this union is a perfect balance of characteristic rich and fruity notes, deliciously enveloped in the Balvenie's trademark honeyed character."