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.
Tun 1858 was sold exclusively in Taiwan. This first batch was made up of three Sherry Butts and six Bourbon casks filled between 1966 and 1975. As with the 1401, they were married for a few months in Tun 1858.
Cask Type: Sherry & Bourbon
50.4% ABV / 70cl
Please note minor marks to tube.
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