To create The Balvenie Portwood, rare 21 year old Balvenie which has been matured in traditional oak casks is transferred to a port cask, or pipe, which has held fine port wines.
Here it is sampled every month by The Balvenie Malt Master to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt, whilst preserving its original characteristics.
A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backedby a nutty dryness
Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes.
Long, gentle, nutty.
| Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points (Mar 2012)
Intense and complex with scents of roasted nuts, dried red fruits, toffee, marzipan, and caramel with hints of cedar and clove filling the nose. Creamy and lush on the palate with a warming Port influence. Graceful whilst bold and generous.