The Balvenie PortWood 21 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Balvenie
  • Age 21 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Traditional oak casks and Port Wine cask finish
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • caramel
  • bitter
  • smoky
  • floral
  • white grape
  • oak
  • cocoa
  • raisin

Balvenie

The PortWood 21 Year Old (0.75l, 40%)
Price $259.99

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Character Goatson
Feel like a one-percenter with every sip.

In the picturesque hills of Speyside, in the shadows of the towering Balvenie Castle, there's a prestigious distillery that produces breathtaking Spirits. Using the cleanest water and their own barley, the Balvenie distillery employs unique state-of-the-art stills called Balvenie Bowls, and creates some of the most unique and exclusive Whiskies on the market. And it's the stills that make all the difference. Due to their special shape, vapors mix before they enter the head.

That's where the Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood was also made, but since the Balvenie guys and gals don't settle for ordinary, they asked their own cooper Ian McDonald to craft traditional oak casks. The Spirit is aged for at least 21 years and inherits lovely notes of soft oak, honey and caramel. Then, another extra-mile thing happens: the Scotch is matured in barrels that used to house Port Wine. No wonder the lavish fruity aromas and marzipan flavors won the Whisky the Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2009 and 2012.

Deluxe, delightful, divine. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Speyside
  • Distillery Balvenie
  • Age 21 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Traditional oak casks and Port Wine cask finish
  • Alcohol 40%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Amber.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Elegant aromas of white peach and a sotto voce of smoke.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Astonishingly delicate flavors of red fruit, raisins, white grape and an extremely floral honey.

Finish
Sumptuous finish with hints of cocoa and a bitter aftertaste.
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  • honey
  • caramel
  • bitter
  • smoky
  • floral
  • white grape
  • oak
  • cocoa
  • raisin
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Balvenie translates from Gaelic as "Village of Luck." 
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Balvenie translates from Gaelic as "Village of Luck." 
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
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