2003 Vintage. The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years is the result of trials undertaken in 2001 by The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE and our former distillery manager Ian Millar.
At a time when few Speyside distilleries were using peat in production, The Balvenie decided to distill a batch of heavily peated malt, which was laid down to mature at the distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.
Ever since then we’ve dedicated one week each year, named Peat Week, to using 100% Highland peat to dry our barley. Instead of coastal elements of iodine, salt and medicinal characteristics so commonly associated with Islay peat, Highland peat imparts earthy, woody smoke notes. This means that even though Peat Week is made using heavily peated malt (30ppm) it has an unexpected sweetness deeply rooted in the Speyside regional character.
NOSE Gentle sweet peat smoke with some lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey.
TASTE Velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey.
FINISH Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.
Balvenie 14 YR. Peat Week Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Balvenie
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 5
- SKU #: 5662