D.C.S Compendium



The Handover Notes
Range of Bottles

I have no reservations in saying that I have the best job in the world. There are only a handful of others in the industry doing the kind of job that I do and to hold this unique position makes me feel very proud.

So selecting the CASKS for this COMPENDIUM was never really work. I had a good idea which ones were destined to be part of this collection, even if it took some work and time to track them down. I had to LEAF THROUGH LEDGERS, search computer records, and had to hop, quite literally, barrel over barrel to seek them out in the various warehouses.

But not unlike the rest of the past 53 YEARS, I have loved every minute of it.

THE BALVENIE’S David Stewart is the longest serving MALT MASTER the industry has ever known. As he enters the twilight of his career, it’s important to DAVID that he passes on his knowledge so others can follow in his footsteps.


To this end, DAVID has created the D.C.S COMPENDIUM – an unconventional handover in both written and liquid form that will see twenty-five rare and vintage casks released over the next FIVE YEARS.

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Range of Bottles
Twilight of The Masters:
A Rogan Productions Film

Passing on Knowledge

Three MASTER CRAFTSMEN from around the world discuss what their work means to them, grapple with their legacies and face the challenge of ensuring all they have learned in a lifetime of craft is passed safely to the next generation.

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