The Balvenie Portwood 21 Year

Single Malt

The Balvenie // Speyside, Scotland

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The Portwood 21 Year is aged initially in American ex-bourbon barrels before finishing their aging in Port pipes. A pipe is the name of the oak container and holds 500-600 liters where an American oak barrel is only about 120 liters. The port finishing will give the whisky a pinkish hue.

  • age
    21 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-Bourbon, Port Pipe

Tasting Notes

"Dried red fruits, floral heather, nuts, and wood spices are some of what you'll pick up on tasting. What really catches your eye, though (or rather, your mouth) is the sensuality of this whisky. Not just in a sweet, smoldering sensuality, but in the way the whisky feels in your mouth; and as it eases down your throat. Make sure to share with a loved (or liked) one. "

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