03.08.2018

Peated Balvenie for tasting in Warsaw and Jastrzębia Góra

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The Balvenie 14 years old Peat Week (Distilled 2002) / 48,3% – Balvenie Distillery was built in 1892 close to its sister distillery Glenfiddich. It is equipped with 11 stills capable of producing close to 7 million liters of spirit per annum. Balvenie Peat Week commemorates peat in distillery that doesn’t use much of it. But the key word is “week” and the distillery dedicates one week each year to distill from barley malted to phenols specification 30ppm. Balvenie uses 100% Highland peat to dry the barley, peat that imparts earthy, woody smoke notes instead of coastal elements of iodine, salt and medicinal characteristics associated with Islay peat. Balvenie Peat Week is a single vintage whisky (2002) aged for 14 years exclusively in white American oak barrels and bottled without chill-filtration at 48.3% abv.
 
Nose: earthy and mildly smoky, forest floor, moist hay, apples, pears, candied lemon peel, vanilla, honey, shortbread, touch of tobacco and oak.
 
Palate: sweet and smoky, honey, toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, baked apples, Mirabelle jam, notes of pepper and cinnamon and hint of ash.
 
Finish: fairly long, combining honey and toffee sweetness with delicate fruitiness, dash of mixed spice and peat smoke.
 
Order bottle at Dom Whisky Online or in our whisky shop in Reda.