Balvenie 17 Year Old New Wood

Balvenie 17 Year Old New Wood
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Balvenie 17 Year Old New WoodBalvenie 17 Year Old New Wood
Winning bid: £190.00
Lot number: 083-2130

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.

Intended to be a one off, the New Wood was created using a small batch of 79 casks that were given further maturation in virgin oak casks.

Bottled: 2005

Age: 17 years old

Cask Type: Traditional oak and finished in virgin American white oak casks

40% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 83rd Auction (February 23 – March 4, 2018)