Balvenie Port Wood Finish 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller nickswinemerchants (1,079) 99.9%, Location: Melbourne, Ships to: AU, Item: 182909295021 Balvenie Port Wood Finish 21 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) Spurred by the success of his original distillery venture, Glenfiddich, William Grant set about expanding his business empire with the purchase of Balvenie New House in 1892. The Balvenie distillery has now been owned and managed by William Grant and Sons as a staunchly independent and family owned operation for over five generations. Nowhere else will you find a distillery that still grows its own barley, still malts in its own traditional floor maltings and still employs coopers to tend the casks and a coppersmith to maintain the stills (although some would argue this is all solely show for the tourist value it offers). Regardless, successive generations of skill on the malting floor, in the tun room and the still house, in the cooperage and the warehouses do seem to have preserved a consistency and remarkably high quality of The Balvenie down the years. It's been over a decade since we've revisited the Balvenie range. From the 12 Year Old, right up to the venerable 30 year old expression, the house style emerges as one of the lightest and most delicate to be found from Speyside with almost no peat evident. Following the success of the limited edition Port Wood 1989, David Stewart, Balvenie's Malt Master has continued to select a number of traditional whisky casks of Balvenie considered perfect for further maturation in Port Pipes. It is for many critics and drinkers the quintessential Balvenie expression, winning numerous Gold Medals and the trophy for Best Whisky in Class at the 2009 International Wine and Spirits Competition. Tasting note: Bright gold appearance. A gorgeous, lifted bouquet features a cherry-chocolate top note over deeper scents of vanilla and oak. Cherry-chocolate remains the signature note even after extended exposure. Like the 15 Year Old, this is a light to medium bodied, seamlessly integrated Speyside dram, with a graceful mouthfeel. The Port Wood adds suggestions of dark chocolate and hints of marzipan. Spices pulse delicately at the finish before the drying cocoa aftertaste. A wood finish executed with a soft touch. 40% Alc./Vol. 'Some of these finishes can be overdone and the whisky spoiled by an unsubtle use of the second wood, but this was created by the hand of a master. Delicate port wine flavours dance around the inherent spirit quality in a mesmerising and quite beguiling fashion...this is a stellar achievement.' - Ian Buxton, 101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die. Other reviews.... The Balvenie Aged 21 Years Port Wood (88.5) t22 Salivating and on the money malt wise with the juicy chewiness a lot fresher than the nose would have you believe; f22.5 busy, multi layered with some lovely praline amid the soft grape; b22 beautiful subtle malt... Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011 SHIPPING RETURNS PAYMENT PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 14 DAYS FOR DELIVERY WITHIN AUSTRALIA. Most deliveries occur much sooner than this. a) Persons ordering alcoholic beverages must be over 18 years of age.b) You may order any mix of products you wish. (NB - Unit prices apply when selecting your own mixed dozen.) d) Delivery fees are at the case rates for orders of less than 1 case. For example 1 bottle delivered to Sydney will incur a A$15.00 delivery charge. For orders of less than 12 bottles for delivery in the Melbourne Metropolitan area a A$10.00 delivery charge will apply.e) Any deliveries requiring redelivery, or redirection from an address provided by yourself to a new address provided by the recipient, will incur an additional charge.f) For Orders less than A$50.00 in value an additional A$5.00 packaging and handling charge will apply. g) All attempts will be made to ship items in original packaging. There may be instances where packaging can be damaged in transit. This includes products that Nicks Wine Merchants have received from suppliers. Minor label and/or packaging scuff is impossible to avoid in every instance, therefore we request that customers have realistic expectations in this regard. If you require a pristine example of the bottle and packaging please advise at the time of ordering and we will confirm the condition of the item(s) on hand and/or do our best to preferentially select the item(s). Alternatively, we recommend you visit the store to make your own selection.h) Nicks Wine Merchants reserve the right to request further information such as photo ID and credit card information for validation of age, identity and address for security purposes. Failure to comply with requests for further information may result in cancellation of the order in question. Nicks Wine Merchants will endeavour to resolve any issues with regard to Refunds & Replacements with a 100% money back guarantee. In certain exceptional circumstances, we will reserve the right to not accept returns or offer refunds. This will be at our discretion. Freight charges may apply on returned items. We accept Paypal, Visa, Mastercard & American Express. ABOUT OUR COMPANY An award winning, family owned and run business, Nicks Wine Merchants is proud to be one of the leaders in the Australian retail wine and spirits industry. Selling online since 1994, we boast an incredible selection from around the globe promising the best online spirit and wine retail experience in Australia. Nicks also import, dealing directly with producers whenever possible in order to secure fantastic prices. Included are lesser known and rare wines as well as speciality and hard-to-find spirits & liqueurs. In fact, our range of whisky and other spirits from around the world is second to none. Nicks Wine Merchants has a retail store in Melbourne (est.1974), which is well worth a visit. No mere run-of-the-mill bottle shop, rather, as one journalist put it, "...Nicks Wine Merchants is a cornucopia of hard to find wines and spirits, more like an alcohol museum where you're allowed to taste and buy many of the exhibits". So if you're looking to buy Australian Shiraz online, American whiskey, imported champagne, boutique wines and much, much more, you've found the right place. 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