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The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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The Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

To follow and engage you must be over legal purchase age in your country of access. Please drink responsibly. www.thebalvenie.com.

    Episode 5: The Second Red Rose

    Episode 5: The Second Red Rose

    The Balvenie Stories Series takes you behind the scenes of The Balvenie, to meet the people and explore the places that helped shape this incredible range of whiskies. Hosted by Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie Global Ambassador.

    From our tasting room outside Glasgow, Gemma travels north to the distillery, and on to Dufftown where she explores some of the myths and legends of a hugely important 13th century castle.

    In The Second Red Rose, Gemma speaks to Malt Master David Stewart MBE about the inspirations behind The Second Red Rose, his memories of the First Red Rose, and speaks to collector Olaf Karlinsky on the historical influence of Balvenie Castle.

    • 22 min
    The Balvenie Twenty-Five Audio Tasting

    The Balvenie Twenty-Five Audio Tasting

    Introducing The Balvenie Twenty-Five. For this new expression, Malt Master David C. Stewart MBE brings together a careful selection of rare casks to craft a Single Malt Scotch Whisky with refined, hidden depths.

    At first this whisky is seemingly simple, yet with time it reveals
    incredibly complex notes of runny honey, crystallised ginger
    and toasted marshmallow. Its intense character comes from a
    small number of unique casks that have been masterfully bought
    together in a TUN marriage.

    We invite you to join The Balvenie’s Global Ambassador Gemma Paterson as she guides you through an audio tasting experience of The Balvenie Twenty Five.

    Make yourself comfortable, sit back, and enjoy.

    Best experience with headphones.

    • 11 min
    Episode 4: The Edge of Burnhead Wood

    Episode 4: The Edge of Burnhead Wood

    The Balvenie Stories Series takes you behind the scenes of The Balvenie, to meet the people and explore the places that helped shape this incredible range of whiskies. Hosted by Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie Global Ambassador.

    In The Edge of Burnhead Wood, Gemma explores how the team at The Balvenie brought their creativity to what have become known as the Heather Trials.

    Gemma meets Dave Stewart, who shows her where he found the perfect spring heather, before meeting Robbie Gormley in the kiln to find out how he used the heather in malting the barley. Ian McDonald then reveals the secret of life at The Balvenie and shares his memories of leading the Heather Trials.

    • 26 min
    Episode 3: A Day of Dark Barley

    Episode 3: A Day of Dark Barley

    The Balvenie Stories Series takes you behind the scenes of The Balvenie, to meet the people and explore the places that helped shape this incredible range of whiskies. Hosted by Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie Global Ambassador.

    In A Day of Dark Barley, Gemma explore explore what roasted peanuts, the legend of the Green Lady, and a retirement poem have in common.

    In July of 1992 Robbie and Brian were working at the distillery when some unusual barley
    was delivered to this courtyard. It was dark barley – barley that had been over roasted –
    dark and brittle. In this episode, the infamous duo recount their years of friendship and night shifts at The Balvenie, and share what it means to play a part in the making of our whisky.

    Find out more at www.thebalvenie.com/stories.

    • 28 min
    Episode 2: The Week of Peat

    Episode 2: The Week of Peat

    The Balvenie Stories Series takes you behind the scenes of The Balvenie, to meet the people and explore the places that helped shape this incredible range of whiskies. Hosted by Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie Global Ambassador.

    In The Week of Peat, Gemma explores what links a highland peat, The Balvenie’s Warehouse 41 and a Defender driving around the Cabrach.

    Spending time with former Distillery Manager, Ian Millar, Gemma gets a sense of how
    their own lives and stories are intertwined with whisky and distilling. The episode ends with a whisky tasting like no other, as Malt Master David Stewart and Warehouse Coordinator George Paterson sample a series of different casks to try and explain the effect that Peat can have on The Balvenie whisky.

    Find out more at www.thebalvenie.com/stories.

    • 37 min
    Episode 1: The Sweet Toast of American Oak

    Episode 1: The Sweet Toast of American Oak

    The Balvenie Stories Series takes you behind the scenes of The Balvenie, to meet the people and explore the places that helped shape this incredible range of whiskies. Hosted by Gemma Paterson, The Balvenie Global Ambassador.

    In The Sweet Toast of American Oak, Gemma explores what a cooper’s apprentice, a flat-pack barrel, and some stilton cheese have in common.

    Gemma meet’s Ian McDonald, who celebrates his fiftieth year at The Balvenie this year, before travelling to Louisville to meet Paul McLaughlin of Kelvin Cooperage, with Balvenie Apprentice Malt Master, Kelsey McKechnie. Gemma and Kelsey discuss Kelsey’s apprenticeship, and what it’s like to learn from one of the most respected Malt Masters in the industry!

    Find out more at www.thebalvenie.com/stories.

    • 34 min

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