Launched in 2019 as part of The Balvenie Stories series, a limited edition range designed to tell the tales of the workers at the Dufftown distillery. Inspired to produce an even fruitier, sweeter Balvenie, apprentice malt master Kelsey McKechnie had the idea to import virgin oak barrels from Kentucky and deeply toast them at the distillery's cooperage. They were then filled with Balvenie's ex-bourbon matured whisky for a finishing period. Bottled at 43%.
Nose: Lusciously malty with some sweet fudge, followed by citrusy and oak vanilla aromas with layers of spicy oak notes of ginger and cinnamon.
Palate: Candied orange and lemon peel, vanilla toffee and butterscotch, layers of blossom honey, some melted brown sugar and oak spices at the end.
Finish: Rich and malty with gentle waves of oak vanilla and subtle spices.