The Balvenie Fifty
At the proud pinnacle of The Balvenie range is the Balvenie Fifty. In 1963 a European oak sherry hogshead cask was filled with newly distilled spirit. It spent the following 50 years in oak, mellowing and maturing into an impeccable well rounded single malt whisky.
The nose is rich and deep with an abundance of elegant oak, notes of sweet raisins and a subtle ginger spiciness. The palate is lush with dark fruits, a spicy outburst of ground ginger and cinnamon, and a lingering fruity 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.