The Balvenie Sixty, the distillery’s oldest liquid released to date. A commemorative single cask release selected by Malt Master Kelsey McKechnie in honour of our Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE’s six-decade career at the distillery – the longest serving Malt Master in industry history.
The careful selection is a single European Hogshead cask from 1962, the year David started at the distillery, yielding only 71 bottles to be sold globally from early 2023. Expect intense leather and oak aromas as is to be expected of a whisky of this age; well-balanced with sweet floral aromas on the nose, layered rich toffee and oak on the palate.
The sixth decade is the elegant bottle itself, made from hand-blown crystal and containing a quote from Kelsey McKechnie to represent this current decade, and the future generations of The Balvenie.
Vibrant and lively with a mesmerising array of autumnal aromas; lavender, heather. Polished oak and vintage marmalade add to the incredible complexity.
Rich toffee, roasted coffee and beautifully layered oak. the flavour evolves with time revealing bursts of cloves, nutmeg, charred oak and candied orange.
Exceptional! Long lasting oak and spice.