From the heights of the Scottish Highlands, the Balvenie Distillery continues its tradition since 1893 and still grows and malts its own barley and carefully preserves in full use the only remaining traditional working floor maltings in the Scottish Highlands.
The Balvenie 21 Year Old / Port Wood Finish is made from carefully selected rare reserves of Balvenie that had been matured for 21 years in traditional oak casks, and transferred them to port casks for a few months. This enhances and further refines the single malt while still preserving its original characteristics.
The result is a pure delight with offers aromas of ripe fruit, raisin and peat smoke, backed by notes of toffee and toasted almond on the nose, whilst the influence of the port cask is especially noticeable on the palate, where it mingles with complex flavors of peat, honey, anise and marzipan. Notes of spice, cedar and walnut appear on the long, smooth finish.