'Class in a glass' To create The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old, rare 21 Year Old Balvenie - which has been matured in traditional oak casks - is transferred to a port cask, or pipe, which has held fine port wines.
Here it is sampled every month by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, whilst preserving its original characteristics.
The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old was awarded the trophy for 'best single malt 12 years and over' at the 2004 International Wine & Spirits competition, being described by the judges as 'class in a glass'.
The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year Old was also awarded a gold medal at the International Spirits Challenge 2004
Balvenie Whisky Tasting Notes.
Nose ~ Biscuited, honeyed sweetness.
Taste ~ Hints of ripe apricots with a touch of allspice and smoke, becoming honeyed and nutty.
Finish ~ Soft, warm and lingering.Silver medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge 2003.