The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0197 Single Malt Scotch Whiskey (750 ml)
Showcasing Malt Master David Stewart MBE’s unique skill and knowledge in selecting and marrying significantly aged single malt Scotch whisky, the bottling is comprised of highly rare liquids aged 50 years or over that have been selected from American Oak casks in the oldest sections of The Balvenie’s stocks.
A liquid masterclass in marrying, The Balvenie Fifty: Marriage 0197 compliments the liquid drawn from the four casks within Marriage 0962, which was released in 2018, with one further cask added to the blend. The ability to marry precious liquid that has been given 50 years or more to express itself is a complex craft due to the extreme variances of taste, strength, depth and intriguing flavours that result from significant ageing.
David’s unbridled desire for experimentation, unparalleled stock knowledge and meticulous selection process has been instrumental in creating a second expression that not only successfully introduces an additional liquid to the Marriage 0962, but also adds another dimension to the previous expression’s delicate notes.
- Nose: Rich and deep with an abundance of oak tannins, dark fruits, butter chocolate and intense spice.
- Palate: Big and bold character with a malty sweetness and a spicy outburst, hints of honey and dark chocolate balance the oak tannins.
- Finish: A rich and spicy mouth coating with a luscious oak sweetness.