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    Balvenie
    12 year old
    Single Barrel
    First Fill

    £54.00 Ex VAT £45.00

    ABV: 47.8%

    Bottle size: 70cl

    Availability: In stock

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    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.
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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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