Whisky Archive

Here are some of the retired expressions of The Balvenie. 

Signature

The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years

The Balvenie Signature Aged 12 Years is a classic marriage of The Balvenie matured in the three most traditional cask types, first fill bourbon, refill bourbon and sherry.

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GoldenCask

The Balvenie GoldenCask Aged 14 Years

In the crafting of GoldenCask, Balvenie is carefully aged in traditional oak whisky casks and then transferred into barrels that had previously held golden rum

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Peated Cask

The Balvenie Peated Cask Aged 17 Years

In 2001, a heavily peated batch of barley was distilled at The Balvenie Distillery and was allowed to mature until The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, decided it was time to rejuvenate the maturation process and so the whisky was transferred to newly prepared traditional casks,

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1964

The Balvenie 1964 Aged 43 Years

The oldest Balvenie released in 2008 was The Balvenie 1964, Aged 43 Years.

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Cask 191

The Balvenie Cask 191 Aged 50 Years

On the 6th September 2002 our last cask from the 1950s, Cask 191, was emptied for bottling and only 83 bottles of precious liquid were forthcoming at a strength of 45.1% abv ~ the smallest ever release of The Balvenie.

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Cask 15354

The Balvenie Cask 15354 Aged 32 Years

In 2008 our Malt Master selected for bottling a rare cask from 1975.

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IslayCask

The Balvenie IslayCask Aged 17 Years

In the making of The Balvenie IslayCask, David Stewart selected Balvenie single malt which had matured in traditional oak casks for at least 17 years and transferred it into 94 casks which had previously held Islay single malt.

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Madeira Cask

The Balvenie Madeira Cask Aged 17 Years

The Balvenie Madeira Cask was aged exclusively in traditional American oak whisky casks before being transferred to barrels previously used in the production of fortified Madeira wine.

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Founder's Reserve

The Balvenie Founder's Reserve Aged 10 Years

The Balvenie Founder’s Reserve is a classic 10 year old single malt Scotch whisky which was created by The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, from a marriage of The Balvenie single malt matured in bourbon casks with that matured in sherry casks, or butts.

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New Oak

The Balvenie New Oak Aged 17 Years

In 2006 The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, crafted a second Balvenie release by using casks coopered from American white oak which were toasted then charred and unusually had never previously held any liquid.

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New Wood

The Balvenie New Wood Aged 17 Years

In 2005 The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, crafted a new expression, The Balvenie NewWood Single Malt Scotch Whisky, by using casks coopered from American white oak which were toasted then charred and unusually, had never previously held any liquid.

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PortWood 1993

The Balvenie PortWood 1993 Aged 13 years

To create this single malt, Balvenie matured in traditional oak casks since 1993 was transferred for a final period of maturation in port pipes.

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Roasted Malt

The Balvenie Roasted Malt Aged 14 Years

In 2006 we bottled The Balvenie Roasted Malt, the first single malt Scotch whisky to be made using a batch of dark roasted malted barley, more commonly used in the production of stout.

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RumCask

The Balvenie RumCask Aged 17 Years

The Balvenie RumCask 17 Year Old was matured in traditional oak casks before spending a second period of maturation in rum casks shipped from Jamaica.

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RumWood

The Balvenie RumWood Aged 14 Years

A limited edition bottling in 2006, The Balvenie RumWood spent its final 18 months of maturation in 14 casks which had previous held rum from Guyana and Venezuela.

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Single Barrel 25

The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 Aged 25 Years

Like its 15 year old counterpart, The Balvenie Single Barrel 25 year old was the product of individually bottled traditional whisky oak casks ~ these ones having spent a further decade in our warehouses.

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SherryOak

The Balvenie SherryOak Aged 17 Years

This limited edition release from 2007 spent all 17 years of its maturation in first fill Oloroso sherry casks.

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Vintage Cask

The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1978

The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1978 was selected in 2009 by David Stewart and three senior members of the British Bee Keepers Association.

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