Balvenie Stories The Week Of Peat 14yo Whisky 70cl 48.3% ABV
The Balvenie Stories The Week of Peat 14 Year Old Whisky.
The Balvenie Stories collection is designed to bring to life the tales of 'character, endeavour and craft' of those at Balvenie through the generations. The Week of Peat is inspired by the tradition, started in 2002, of distilling peated malt for only one week every year.
Eager to experiment with The Balvenie profile using what he had learnt from a recent trip to Islay, distillery manager Ian Millar ordered a batch of Speyside peat for the kiln. For a week a year, The Balvenie distils a batch of peated malt, resulting in a whisky rich in honey, vanilla and citrus notes with an extra layer of delicate smokiness.
On the nose there is gentle sweet peat smoke, lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey. The palate is velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey. Leading into a finish of gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.