The Balvenie has added The Week of Peat Aged 19 Years to Stories range of varied Scotch whiskies. The new offering is exclusively available via global travel retail.
The Balvenie The Week of Peat Aged 19 Years is a limited-edition offering that’s been matured in three different cask types: refill cask, first fill bourbon cask, and sherry cask. It was created by The Balvenie Malt Master’s Apprentice, Kelsey McKechnie, under the stewardship of David C. Stewart MBE, and follows on the heels of similar peated style releases in recent times.
“For a week a year, The Balvenie distils a batch of peated malt celebrating the traditional whisky making of the past. This adds an extra layer of peated intensity to our signatured honey character,” commented McKechnie. “A 19 Year Old take on Balvenie’s delicately smoky Week of Peat, this expression has matured just a little longer in three separate types of casks resulting in a single malt rich in honey, vanilla and citrus notes with an extra layer of delicate smokiness. First-fill and refill American oak bourbon casks amplify the peat’s rich smokiness and draw out a syrupy sweetness while Oloroso sherry butts round it out with a new lingering taste of cinnamon and ginger spice.”
Bottled at 48.3% ABV The Balvenie Week of Peat Aged 19 Years is now available worldwide, adding to the current Stories range, which includes The Tale of a Dog Aged 42 Years and A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores.
For more information, head over to the brand’s official website.