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Balvenie 1971 Vintage Cask #8919

Balvenie 1971 Vintage Cask #8919
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Lot number: 081-4695

Winning bid: £2,400

Built by the Grant family in Dufftown, and situated next door to sister distillery Glenfiddich, Balvenie is at the heart of Grant's range of blends. Despite their proximity and shared water source, the style of spirit produced by the pair are quite different, with Balvenie producing a sweeter, more honeyed and very lightly peated new make spirit.

It wasn't until 1990, when Kininvie distillery was able to shoulder some of the responsibility for blending stock production, that Balvenie was really able to push forward as a single malt. The distillery quickly distinguished itself through use of innovative maturation processes, and was a pioneer of cask "finishing" with the introduction of it's DoubleWood expression in 1993. Balvenie is also one of the few remaining distilleries still using on site maltings, although today this only meets a small percentage of its requirements.

Distilled: 29.06.1971

Bottled: 19.04.2005

Age: 33 years old

Cask Number: 8919

46.7% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 139 / 197

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