Balvenie Releases Limited Edition ‘Rum Cask’

The Scotsman has the lowdown on a new limited edition Balvenie using an old-style rum cask finishing:

DON Ramsay, the longest-serving cooper at a historic Scottish distillery, recreated a 19th century rum cask for the launch of a limited edition Balvenie whisky.

Just 320 cases of the Balvenie Rum Cask 17-year-old will go on sale in the UK from this week.

Ramsay, who has worked at the Balvenie Distillery in Speyside for 47 years – since he was 15 – said: “The Balvenie Rum Cask 17-Year-Old is an exceptional dram.”

To create it whisky is matured first in traditional oak whisky casks and then put into casks that previously held Jamaican rum for “finishing”.

It is an adaptation of the 19th century practice of maturing whisky in rum casks, which was superseded by the use of sherry and bourbon casks. Balvenie is produced by drinks maker William Grant & Sons.

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~ by whisky1 on September 10, 2008.

One Response to “Balvenie Releases Limited Edition ‘Rum Cask’”

  1. […] We’ve noted the Balvenie rum cask before on Scotchtalk. […]

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