William Grant founded Balvenie distillery in 1892 using the 18th century mansion known as Balvenie New House. It is built just below Glenfiddich, sharing its Robbie Dhu springs water source. The distillery still uses its own floor maltings and locally-sourced peat. In the crafting of Golden Cask, Balvenie is carefully aged in traditional oak whisky casks and then transferred into barrels that had previously held golden Caribbean rum for a final period of maturation. Characterised by fruity sweetness and subtle spice, The Balvenie Golden Cask, released in 2009, was only available in Duty Free and is non chill-filtered and bottled at a strength of 47.5% abv.
The Balvenie Golden Cask, released in 2009, was only available in Duty Free and is non chill-filtered and bottled at a strength of 47.5% abv.
Nose: Vanilla, sultanas, cream and hints of white wine. Very clean aroma. Taste: Creamy and warming. Flavours include cinnamon, strawberries, dried fruit and malt. Finish: Dryer on the finish with the fruit still present.
Rare and Collectible