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Class
Scotch Whisky
Style
Single Malt
Region
Speyside
Taste
fruity & sweet
Rare
Limited Edition
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Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill

70cl 47.8% abv Scotch Whisky Single Malt Speyside

Class
Scotch Whisky
Style
Single Malt
Region
Speyside
Taste
fruity & sweet
Rare
Limited Edition
£68.00
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SKU
21650
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The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill has been aged in a first fill, ex-bourbon cask for at least 12 years. Almost all Scotch Whisky is matured in casks previously used by Bourbon distillers. When brought to Scotland and used for the very first time they are known as 'First Fill'. The Malt Master samples the aged whisky, cask by cask, and selects only those characterised by sweetness and subtle vanilla oak to be bottled as The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill. Each bottle is one of no more than 300 drawn from a single cask and each is hand-numbered and carries the number of the cask in which it matured. Read More
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Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill Description

The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill has been aged in a first fill, ex-bourbon cask for at least 12 years. Almost all Scotch Whisky is matured in casks previously used by Bourbon distillers. When brought to Scotland and used for the very first time they are known as 'First Fill'. The Malt Master samples the aged whisky, cask by cask, and selects only those characterised by sweetness and subtle vanilla oak to be bottled as The Balvenie Single Barrel First Fill. Each bottle is one of no more than 300 drawn from a single cask and each is hand-numbered and carries the number of the cask in which it matured. Back to top

Taste Profile

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Awards

  • Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2020
  • Gold — International Spirits Challenge 2019
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Knowledge Bar

In days gone by, the 'Dipping Dog' would have been employed by thirsty employees at the Balvenie distillery to pilfer whisky by lowering a cylinder into a cask. On retrieving it, its canny owner would have secured his haul by tightly sealing the opening with a cork.

Then the precious contents would have been gently lowered down the employee's trouser leg by a piece of rope and tethered to his belt. The cylinder became know as a 'dog' on account of it being a man's best friend that, like its canine counterpart, was also kept on a lead by one's side.

Today this ingenious contraption is utilised by the Malt Master, David Stewart when sampling an expression directly from the cask.

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Product Details

Distillery/Brand
The Balvenie
Classification
Scotch Whisky
Region
Speyside
Style
Single Malt
Size
70cl
ABV
47.8%
Age Statement
12 Year Old
Limited Edition
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Returns

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Please note that any personalised, bespoke or made-to-order items, or items with a broken seal, are non-refundable unless faulty.

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Cancellations

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In the event of cancellation, the cost of returning your items will be your responsibility and not that of The Whisky Shop. Items must be returned within 14 days from the date of cancellation. Refunds will be processed on receipt of the items.

To cancel, please contact our Customer Services team.

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