The Balvenie 30 Year Old
The Balvenie 30 year old is a rare single malt, for which only exceptional and really old European and American oak casks are used. The resultant union creates a rich, mellow whisky with unusual depth and complexity.
On the nose, it is silky smooth and honeyed, with mellow oaky tones and hints of candied orange peel. The taste is deep with rich dark chocolate, hints of plum, marzipan and caramelised pear. The finish is exceptionally smooth and warming with gentle spice and lingering sweetness.
In 1892, work began on converting the 18th century mansion “Balvenie New House” into a distillery. The first distillation at the new Balvenie distillery took place on 01 May 1893.
The Balvenie is one of only 6 remaining distilleries in Scotland to malt, kiln, ferment, distil and mature their whisky all on site at the distillery. In the malting house, the malt men still turn the barley by hand up to 4 times a day, until it is ready.
The malt is then kiln dried using anthracite and the perfect amount of peat, adding further complexity to the whisky.