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The distillery says – “Eager to experiment with The Balvenie profile using what he had learnt from a recent trip to Islay, distillery manager Ian Millar ordered a batch of Speyside peat for the kiln. For a week a year, The Balvenie distills a batch of peated malt, resulting in a whisky rich in honey, vanilla and citrus notes with an extra layer of delicate smokiness.
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|Type||Whisky & Whiskey, Vegan Friendly|
|ABV||48.3% (Cask Strength)|
In days gone by, the 'Dipping Dog' would have been employed by thirsty employees at the Balvenie distillery to pilfer whisky by lowering a cylinder into a cask. On retrieving it, its canny owner would have secured his haul by tightly sealing the opening with a cork.
Then the precious contents would have been gently lowered down the employee's trouser leg by a piece of rope and tethered to his belt. The cylinder became know as a 'dog' on account of it being a man's best friend that, like its canine counterpart, was also kept on a lead by one's side.
Today this ingenious contraption is utilised by the Malt Master, David Stewart when sampling an expression directly from the cask.
|Distillery: Gentle sweet peat smoke, lighter floral notes and delicate butterscotch honey.|
|Distillery: Velvety and round to taste with the peat smoke balancing citrus flavours, oaky vanilla and blossom honey.|
|Distillery: Gentle smoke with a lingering and creamy vanilla sweetness.|
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