To create The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years, 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 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.
On the nose a perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes is backed by a nutty dryness. The taste is refined with remarkable character. It is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes leading to a long, gentle, nutty finish.
The Balvenie PortWood Aged 21 Years is non chill-filtered and bottled at a higher strength of 47.6% alcohol by volume.