Rum casks mature new whisky

August 22, 2008, 8:32 pm

Distributor First Drinks Brands has announced the addition of a new whisky to the Balvenie Distillery range.

The Balvenie Rum Cask 17-year-old is a single malt scotch and will be available for a limited time from September.

It is matured in the traditional way using oak whisky casks, but then undergoes a second maturation period in Jamaican rum casks, which the drink’s producers claim adds a layer of warmth and spice to Balvenie’s characteristic vanilla flavour.

David Stewart, malt master, said: “This is only the second time we have experimented with maturing the Balvenie in rum cask. This sweet and intense 17-year-old is an exceptionally pleasurable result.”

The drink will have a recommended retail price of £65 and an alcohol by volume content of 43 per cent, according to Talking Retail.

Yesterday reported that Tomatin Distillery was adding two single malt Scotches to its range, also in limited editions.

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