The Balvenie 1981 35 Year (Cask #7824)
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. Chapter 3 was released in October 2017 with "Secrets of the Stock Model" as the theme. 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." Cask #7824 was filled on October 29, 1981 in a refill American oak hogshead. It was bottled on June 19, 2017 at 43.8% 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 Typerefill American oak hogshead