Aged 16 years
The Balvenie Rose was created to celebrate the long history of Balvenie Castle, the annual rent of which was fixed at a single red rose in 1640. For each batch of The Balvenie Rose, Malt Master David Stewart selected 4 refill American oak casks and transferred their contents of aged Balvenie to a first fill port pipe for a final period of maturation.
Two batches of The Balvenie Rose have been produced and sold exclusively at The Balvenie Distillery. Each batch was characterised by a distinctive reddish hue, a floral aroma and a rich, fruity taste.
A delicate, citrus aroma with subtle floral notes of rose petals and lavender. The addition of a little water releases sweet orange blossom, soft fruits and gentle oak notes.
Velvety smooth with light, fresh fruit layers of apricot, peach and pear and sweet oak notes.
Slightly spicy with a lingering warm afterglow.