Referring to the release of The Balvenie Week of Peat Aged 19 Years, Kelsey said: ”For a week, The Balvenie distills a batch of peated malt celebrating the traditional whisky making of the past. This adds an extra layer of peated intensity to our signature honeyed character. (The Balvenie Week of Peat Aged 19 Years) 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.”
The new member of The Week of Peat family is exclusively available in GTR locations including Australasia, Eastern Europe and The Levant, Greater China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, South East Asia, Southern and Western Europe and the USA.
Tasting Notes: The Balvenie Week of Peat, 19-yo
* Nose: a malty sweetness on the nose, complemented by beautifully toasted oak and rich smoke. Vanilla toffee gives way to a cinnamon spiciness.
* Taste: Rich and earthy smoke reveals syrupy sweetness, fresh citrus, creamy vanilla and honey, ending with a cinnamon and ginger spice
* Finish: Delicate smoke with a lingering and spicy sweetness
Refill Cask: Allows the spirit to mellow over time and the true distillery style to come through
First Fill Bourbon Cask: Adds round toffee sweetness and hints of vanilla and oak
Sherry Cask: Creates notes of beautiful spice and dried fruits, balanced tart tannins and oak