Balvenie, famous distillery in Dufftown, add a so far missing piece to their core range. It is a whisky with 14 years of aging, matured in three types of barrels: ex-bourbon of first filling and ex-bourbon/ex-sherry refills. It is not cold filtered and is bottled with 48 degrees.
Particular about this malt is its peatiness, not usual for Balvenie: infact, the destillery is mainly known for their delicate and sweet whiskys. In this case, in addition to the classic honey and floral notes, you should encounter a slight peatiness.
Balvenie, since a few years, dedicates only one week a year to the production of distilling from a peaty malt, reprehending a tradition from the 30ies and 40ies.
Balvenie 14 Peated will be available at duty free from the beginning of June and will cost around £65.