This edition of The Balvenie’s Stories range is a 21-year-old single malt. From the Banffshire distillery comes The Second Red Rose, a celebration of the history of Balvenie as well as the history of the surrounding region. This expression is finished in Australian Shiraz casks, which gives it a beautiful burgundy hue. It is free from chill filtration and arrives at a strength of 48.1% abv.
Intense ripe fruits combine with robust earthy tones on the nose, accompanied by fragrant mango and subtle oak. A berry sweetness arrives on the palate, with ripe peach, toasted oak and black pepper. This oakiness reveals itself on the finish, in a sumptuous, lingering experience.
A colourful tale of legend and legacy, one for special people and special occasions.