The Balvenie 1973 43 Year (Cask #8556)
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
The DCS Compendium series is a 25 bottle series with 5 bottles released annually beginning in 2015. This series celebrates the five decades Malt Master David Stewart has worked with the distillery and each collection has a theme. For Chapter 3 the theme is "Secrets of the Stock Model". According to The Balvenie, "This chapter is as much an explanation of the arcane decision-making processes of maturation and stock management as it is a personal memoir of David's life in whisky." Chapter 3 was released in October 2017. Cask #8556 was a European oak oloroso sherry butt filled on June 7, 1973. It was bottled on June 2, 2017 at 46.6% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEuropean oak oloroso sherry butt