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New Balvenie 1976 Vintage

June 7th, 2008

William Grant announced a few days ago the release of the the new Balvenie vintage. I just realized that I didn’t post any info on it. This one’s from 1976. Here’s the details from the press release I received:

I’m very pleased to tell you that The Balvenie Vintage 2008 has now been released. Selected by Malt Master David Stewart, together with a team of our very own Balvenie craftsmen, The Balvenie Vintage Cask 1976 is a bottling of two oak casks that had lain undisturbed for over 30 years. With a yield of just 433 bottles, which are expected to be quickly snapped up, don’t delay if you fancy a bottle.

Cask numbers 6568 and 6570 were singled out for their characteristic Balvenie honey notes and rich, fruity, vanilla sweetness; and together yielded just 433 bottles.

The Balvenie 1976 vintage is a limited annual release bottled at full cask strength (53.8% and 52.75% ABV respectively). Available from specialist whisky retailers as well as our online shop.

 The Balvenie on-line shop lists the whisky at 400 Pounds Sterling.(  These vintage releases are often quite extrordinary. However, the prices have also shot up over the years. (But then again, all whiskies have.)

I’m hoping to get a review sample and will offer my thoughts at that time.

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