The Balvenie The Week of Peat 14 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery The Balvenie
  • Age 14 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 48.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • peaty
  • apple
  • zesty
  • lemon
  • butterscotch
  • orange zest

The Balvenie

The Week of Peat 14 Year Old (0.7l, 48.3%)
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Everything you love about The Balvenie Single malt with a rare, smoky twist.

The Balvenie Distillery is just up the road from Glenfiddich on the north side of Dufftown — smack dab in the middle of Speyside. And a young William Grant worked at the nearby Mortlach Distillery for more than twenty years. And when he was ready to start out on his own, he bought an empty field and laid the foundation stone for The Balvenie in 1886.

Still owned by William Grand & Sons, The Balvenie has long been a favorite of Speyside Whisky lovers. It’s famous for producing Single Malts in the classic styles of the region — light, fruit-forward, sweet, and clean without a trace of peat smoke.

The Balvenie is famous for its delicious Highland Single Malt Whisky crafted in the classic Speyside style — and that means light and crisp with NO PEAT. But — ever the rebels — for one week each year they produce a peated Single Malt. Fans wait patiently each year for the coming release of this stark hybrid dram — a lovely Speyside with a smoky tang. Well, we have access to a few bottles of the inaugural release of the rare and anticipated Spirit from 2002 — aged in ex-Bourbon casks for fourteen years. And yes, you should thank us profusely.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery The Balvenie
  • Age 14 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation Ex-bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 48.3%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
You’ll smell the peat, but it doesn’t bite you. Rather, it mingles gently with the orange zest, butterscotch, and apple notes you expect in a Balvenie Single Malt

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The flavors are strong and complex — with lemon, oranges, vanilla, and toffee making their presence known.

Finish
The finish is medium length and mouth-watering.
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  • smoky
  • caramel
  • vanilla
  • peaty
  • apple
  • zesty
  • lemon
  • butterscotch
  • orange zest
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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