Story #2 Quite well balanced for the just there peat tone. More in line with the first peated Balvenie release, this shows heather and honey in addition to peat, light smoke and a mesquite hit. The palate shows a dying campfire with a light mesquite and a orchard fruit note as well. D&M Tasting Notes
Comprising three single malts, The Balvenie Stories range includes 12-year-old The Sweet Toast of American Oak, 14-year-old The Week of Peat, and 26-year-old A Day of Dark Barley.
Each expression has been designed to communicate the stories of the workers at the Dufftown distillery, such as apprentice malt master Kelsey McKechnie’s use of Kentucky virgin oak to create a fruitier Balvenie whisky; former distillery manager Ian Millar introducing smoke from Speyside peat; or malt master David Stewart MBE using an “unusually brittle” barley.
Stewart said: “Stories are the lifeblood of The Balvenie distillery. They make up the fabric of who we are and what we do.
“The Balvenie Stories collection tells these tales in liquid form, giving whisky drinkers across the globe a special glimpse into the unique and very human nature of how we produce our whisky.
“Each expression in the collection reflects this by telling its own story via first-hand accounts and recollections of the many people involved.”
It is said to be a “classic” Balvenie whisky, with notes of honey, vanilla, citrus and a “delicate” smokiness. It is an “evolution” of The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years, which was launched in 2017. The Spirit Business, May 2019
Balvenie 14Yr. Week of Peat Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Brand: Balvenie
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 4
- SKU #: 7791