The Balvenie 50 Year (Cask 4570)
The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland
Released as a pair with its brother 50 Year release, Cask 4567, this cask too was also filled in May 1963. It was released in 2015 with 128 bottles made available. This single malt was aged in a European oak sherry hogshead and aged in their prized Warehouse #24. Each bottle is presented in hand-blown glass bottles and presented in a special wooden case built by Scottish craftsman Sam Chinnery. Each case consists of forty-nine wooden rings and a closing layer in brass, which echoes the fittings of the distillery’s stills and spirit safes. Bottled at 45.9% 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 sherry hogshead