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Balvenie Rose 1991 16 Year Old 1st Release 2nd Bottling

Balvenie Rose 1991 16 Year Old 1st Release 2nd Bottling
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Balvenie Rose 1991 16 Year Old 1st Release 2nd BottlingBalvenie Rose 1991 16 Year Old 1st Release 2nd Bottling
Winning bid: £1600.00
Lot number: 087-2231

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.

1st Release 2nd Bottling. A very special limited release bottle to celebrate the long history of Balvenie Castle, the annual rent of which was fixed at a single red rose in 1460.

Distilled: 1991

Age: 16 Years Old

Cask Type: Finished in 1st fill port pipes

53.1% ABV / 70cl

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Featured in: The 87th Auction (June 22 – July 1, 2018)
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