Friday, 5 October 2012
Dram of the day; The Balvenie Rum Cask Single Malt-Whisky
The Balvenie Distillery lies at the very heart of Scotch whisky distillation in Speyside, in the Scottish Highlands.
The 1890’s were boom years for the Scotch whisky industry and in early 1892 work began to convert an eighteenth century mansion, Balvenie New House, into a distillery. The basement was to become a bonded store for maturing whisky, the first storey a malt floor, whilst the upper two floors were to be used as grain lofts. The building took fifteen months to complete and on 1st May 1893, the first distillation took place at the new distillery,
The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky extra matured in Caribbean Rum Casks.
From the distillery comes Cuban Selection characterised by toffee, vanilla, and a hint of fruit.
The delicate fresh taste of Caribbean rum enhances The Balvinnie's vanilla notes in the finishing ~ whilst adding spicy aromatic qualities to the whisky.
Tasting notes :-
Nose : Rich, sweet and creamy toffee on the nose combines with fresh fruit notes.
Palate : Rounded with vanilla and sweet oak notes, with a fruity character that develops with time.
Finish : Soft and lingering.
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