New Balvenie for Travel Retail
Balvenie seems to have a rum wood finish thing going on right now. A little while back they released a Balvenie 17 year old Rum Cask as part of their limited-edition 17 year old releases. Now, they are going to be selling a Balvenie GoldenCask 14 year old in Travel Retail beginning in February for about £40. The whisky will be bottled at 47.5% ABV.
The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart had this to say in a recent Moodie Report:
The result of this unusual finishing period in rum casks has created an interesting new Balvenie expression with a fruity sweetness and subtle spice that I hope malt whisky enthusiasts will enjoy.
It will be interesting to see how this compares to the 17 yr old Rum Cask.