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First Drinks launches 40 year old Balvenie
Published:  02 July, 2010

David Stewart, The Balvenie malt master, has crafted a 40 year old single malt scotch whisky, aged in sherry casks and refill hogsheads. A batch of 150, hand numbered bottles of The Balvenie Forty will be available at selected travel retail outlets in the world’s leading airports, from July 2010.

The whisky uses small amounts of The Balvenie from seven casks. Each bottle is numbered and presented in an oak box.

David Stewart said: “The Balvenie’s enduring commitment to quality and craftsmanship ensured any casks with the potential to mature beautifully for many decades are allowed to continue doing so. This has also meant we’re fortunate enough to have some highly aged casks at The Balvenie Distillery which we’re proud to be able to offer to single malt enthusiasts the world over. The rich flavour and unique characteristics of The Balvenie Forty are the result of this careful preparation and craftsmanship.”

The Balvenie Forty, from drinks company First Drinks, will be available worldwide, in selected travel retail outlets from July 2010 at a global RRP of £2,500.