Ever since then we’ve dedicated one week each year, named Peat Week, to using 100% Highland peat to dry our barley.
Instead of coastal elements of iodine, salt and medicinal characteristics so commonly associated with Islay peat, Highland peat imparts earthy, woody smoke notes.
This means that even though Peat Week is made using heavily peated malt (30ppm) it has an unexpected sweetness deeply rooted in the Speyside regional character.
The Balvenie Peat Week Aged 14 Years (2003 Vintage) is a single vintage bottling, limited and rare by nature.
This non-chill filtered expression is bottled at 48.3% ABV and matured solely in American Oak casks, providing a velvety and round taste with woody peat smoke balancing oaky vanilla and honey.
Nose Gentle sweet peat smoke with some lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey.
Taste Velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey.
Finish Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.
Balvenie The Week of Peat 14 Year 48.3% 70cl
- Brand: Balvenie
- Product Code: balvenie_peat_14
- Availability: 3 - 4 Days