The Balvenie Stories Night☆ 
.Garden Party June 12th 2019 managed by Salim Hogga.

Garden party @whiskyisthelimit

Each whisky is telling a particular story about the distillery and the people who works there.

GEMMA PATERSON, THE BALVENIE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR “We’ve got craftspeople who have worked here for many many years and they have great stories, it makes for very memorable moments when we tell them.”

For more details and to listen to these interesting Balvenie stories (audiobook) -> Listen to The Balvenie Stories

Listen to The Balvenie Stories




– Matured in ex bourbon casks then finished in double toasted white oak casks / “The story of Kelsey McKechnie using Kentucky virgin oak barrels to make an even fruitier Balvenie” –

NOSE : Dry/bitter, cloves, toasted notes, roasted pistachio nuts/almonds, oak, dried apricots, little bit of liquorice, oaky honey and blood oranges.

PALATE : Unique feeling, fresh, grassy, lot of oak flavors, honey, hazelnuts, dried fruits, minty, a few spices and bitter.

FINISH : Woody, dry cereals and almonds.


THE BALVENIE 14YO THE WEEK OF PEAT 48,3%ABV – 30ppm peated malt/ “The story of Ian Millar using smoke from speyside peat for one week of the year”-

NOSE : Dry ash, heather, fresh,caramel, anti-inflammatory cream, smoked vanilla, malt, light fruity peat with apple, bananas and earthy flavors, creamy vanilla sugar and grassy/farmy notes.

PALATE: Well balanced pastry malt notes with light smoke, few cereals (with grass again), liquorice, honey and spices.

FINISH : Rather sweet, softly peated and smoky.


THE BALVENIE 26YO A DAY OF DARK BARLEY 47,8%ABV – First fill bourbon single Cask, roasted malt / “The story of David C. Stewart using brittle barley to make a Balvenie heavy with oak and smoke” –

NOSE: Well parfumed, rich, plums, mango, vanilla extract, nougat/almonds, sweet milk chocolate, nuts oil, curred/jerky beef, roasted caramel, herbal/floral and some chocolate strawberries.

PALATE: Sweet bitterness, caramel, roasted hazelnuts, dry old cocoa powder and a few of citrus fruits.

FINISH: Peanuts, creamy bitterness, sap/resin, vanilla, Nutella with sweet and warmy/friendly spices.


I ve really enjoyed these special drams and my favorite was definitely the 26yo cause i enjoyed a lot its deep complexity, exotic and roasted flavors….

A Few Words About The Distillery

The Balvenie, founded by the familly William Grant & Sons (Glenfiddich and kinninvie) in 1893 is located in Dufftown/Speyside/Scotland. The distillery was created near the beautiful and old Balvenie castle. A part of the grain is malted on its own traditional maltfloor that are amongst the lasts still active in Scotland. The spirit is then distillate in round shape pot still called ‘balvenie balls’. The distillery manager David Stewart has improved the distillery range with various kind of maturations (doublewood, portwood, rumcasks, peatedcasks…), and in 2017 was born the Peat Week, a whisky made from 100% peated malt and in 2019 those series releases were launch ! Now the question is : what will be the next step  ? Can’t wait to follow that distillery during the next months/years !

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Hi, my name is Nicolas Läderach, I live in France (Haute- Savoie). I was born in 1986 in Geneva/Switzerland. My love story with whisky started at the age of 27. I just love scotch whisky and I'm really love discovering new profiles/tastes to enjoy and analyse flavours... I think that a whisky journey is a lot of fun and learnings, but mostly lots of fun. Now I want to expand my knowledges and my passion by trying more and more worlwide stuff. To conclude, please don't forget that "Whisky is for drinking " Santé Cheers Slainte Kanpaï ..You can also find me on Instagram @nicowhiskies

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