Balvenie 21 Year Old Port Wood Speyside Single Malt Whisky (750ml)
This is the ultimate PortWood expression from Balvenie and has been finished in 30 year old port pipes. A more vibrant and textured Travel Retail variant is non-chill filtered and bottled at 47.6%. Soft, red grape notes, vanilla, and milk chocolate on the nutty nose. Very discreet smoke. Rich plum flavors in the mouth, dark berries covered in cream, and spicy honey. The finish is long and elegantly drying. (GS, Spring 2017)
This Balvenie, which has been matured in traditional oak casks then transferred to a port cask, or pipe, that previously held fine port wines. Here, it is sampled every month by the Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, while preserving its original characteristics. Recent winner of the "Single Malt Trophy" at the International Wines and Spirits Competition in London, effectively voting it the best Single Malt available in the world today.