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The Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood

To create The Balvenie PortWood 21 year old single malt whisky, a marriage of rare Balvenie is transferred to port casks, or pipes, which have held fine port wines.

Here it is sampled regularly by The Balvenie Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE to ensure that just the right amount of character is imparted by the port casks, enhancing and developing the single malt whilst preserving its original characteristics.

Considered by many to be David’s finest creation, this whisky is one of his proudest achievements and has won an array of highly coveted industry awards since its release in 1996.


NOSE: A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness.

TASTE: Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes.

FINISH: Long, gentle, nutty.

Selected Episodes : The Balvenie 21 Year Old Portwood

Episode 1: Madame Fan

Handcrafting Heritage: Madame Fan’s Chef Mike Tan On Pairing Cantonese Cuisine With Balvenie Whisky

Discover how chef Mike Tan draws on his ambition to pass down Cantonese cuisine to expertly hand make and accentuate his modern culinary creations with The Balvenie.

Episode 2: Garibaldi

Handcrafting Flavours: How Garibaldi’s Roberto Galetti Unites The Ingredients Of Italy With Whisky

Join one-MICHELIN-star Garibaldi founder and chef Roberto Galetti as he explores the parallels between his respect for ingredients and The Balvenie’s emphasis on heritage.

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