William Grant & Sons, has today announced the launch of a new Stories Range expression, from its Speyside based Balvenie Distillery.
The Balvenie - A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores 27 Year Old (48% ABV) is a single malt Scotch whisky, which was finished in ex-Caroni Trinidadian Caribbean rum casks for 7 years.
|The Balvenie - A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores 27 Year Old|
Inspired by the story of Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE and his long-time friend and colleague John Barrett, the story of ‘A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores’ is said to tell of the inspiration John gave The Balvenie Whisky Stocks team when he brought some very special samples of Caroni rum to The Balvenie’s sample room.
John, who has a knack for finding interesting spirits from around the world, would often bring his discoveries to David and the team as opportunities for innovation and experimentation.
Commenting on the news, David C. Stewart MBE, said: “Caroni has become a kind of cult spirit, followed by rum fanatics all over the world. It’s rare, it’s fascinating, all because the distillery is no more - having shut its doors twenty years ago. Caroni is totally unique - a heavy rum, bold, characterful and full of potential to create a really special Balvenie.”
The Balvenie - A Rare Discovery from Distant Shores 27 Year Old, will be available later this month from select specialist retailers, for a RRP of £1,120.
Posted by Steve Rush