The Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood
The Balvenie Portwood 21 year old Portwood is a marriage of rare Balvenie, finished in port casks, or pipes. Regular sampling ensures that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing the whisky while preserving its original characteristics.
On the nose, perfumed aromas of fruit and ripe raisin appear, backed by a nutty dryness. On the palate, the taste is refined with remarkable character; it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes. The finish is long, gentle and nutty.
In 1892, work began on converting the 18th century mansion “Balvenie New House” into a distillery. The first distillation at the new Balvenie distillery took place on 01 May 1893.
The Balvenie is one of only 6 remaining distilleries in Scotland to malt, kiln, ferment, distil and mature their whisky all on site at the distillery. In the malting house, the malt men still turn the barley by hand up to 4 times a day, until it is ready.
The malt is then kiln dried using anthracite and the perfect amount of peat, adding further complexity to the whisky.