Scotch - Single Malt

The Balvenie New Wood 17yr Old Limited Release Speyside Single Malt Whisky

From: Speyside, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

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Beverage Testing Institute

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Wine Enthusiast

  • 2007

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The Balvenie Distillery takes its name from Balvenie Mains--the fields that gave the whisky its grain--and Balvenie Castle, both figuring in the history of the British Isles. It officially founded in 1893 by William Grant and it still grows its own barley from the 1,000 acre farm. The scotch is made with local spring water, lightly peated, and fermented in the unique "Balvenie ball" in the copper pot still that is mean to "concentrate and sweeten" the flavors. Balvenie has its own cooperage to maintain its casks.

The Balvenie 17yr New Wood scotch was a limited release from 2006. The scotch was made using American White Oak but had never previously aged any spirit--hence, "new wood." (Typically, scotch is aged in bourbon barrels, sherry casks, etc. but almost always that have seen prior use, which helps impart some flavors.) The expression takes the customary 17yr expression and "rests" that scotch for an additional 4 months in the "new wood."

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