THE BALVENIE 21 YEAR OLD PORTWOOD
The Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood is a unique expression. After two decades in American ex-bourbon barrels, the whisky is finished in old pork casks, known as pipes, that previously held fine port wines. Port cask holds 500 litres, lowering the contact with wood and lends the whisky a pinkish hue. Master of Malt, David Stewart MBE, keep a close eye on flavour development and bottles when he deems it right. The whisky has picked many awards along the way. The nose is refined: fruity, floral with dried rose petals notes, nutty with smooth wood notes. The palate shows dried red fruit, ripe raisins and more spice. The finish: warm, nutty and lingering and smooth.
Price upon request, 1855 The Bottle Shop