The $65,000 bottle will be on sale at the new Liquor Store of North America Wine & Beyond Location in Sage Hill
CALGARY, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the new Liquor Store of North America Wine & Beyond Location in Sage Hill, Calgary has unveiled a very special whisky. The most handcrafted of single malts, The Balvenie® 'Fifty' cask 4570 is matured for fifty years at its distillery in the heart of Scotland. Listed at CDN $64.999.95, bottle number #56 is one of the distillery's oldest and rarest whiskies. It is the only bottle being made available in Canada this year, and the last of only 128 bottles released in the world.
"This bottle of The Balvenie 'Fifty' is among the most complex, elegant and fine whiskies ever to be released from Warehouse 24," said Jamie Johnson, The Balvenie® Brand Ambassador in Canada. "A unique combination of natural alchemy and centuries old craftsmanship has made it possible to bring this rich, luxuriously smooth whiskey to Canada, and we couldn't be more excited to see it find a loving home."
On the rare occasions that Scotch whisky is left in cask to mature for 50 years, there is no guarantee it will turn out to be a great Single Malt. Monitored closely by The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart over the past 50 years, the whisky matured in cask 4570 has developed into a stunning example the mysteries of maturation and Stewart's lifetime of dedication to his craft. 'Fifty' is an extremely rare release characterized by a rich golden hue, vanilla sweetness and an elegant complexity that can only be achieved by such lengthy maturation.
Hand-filled at The Balvenie® distillery into hand-blown glass bottles, the 'Fifty' is the pinnacle of The Balvenie® range that has lain in European oak hogsheads since being filled on May 28th in 1963. Each bottle is delicately housed in handcrafted wooden cases that were made with forty-nine layers of wood and a closing layer in brass, which echoes the fittings of the distillery's stills and spirit safes.
TASTING NOTES (750 ml, 45.9% ABV)
NOSE: Malt and oak combine lusciously with vanilla toffee, brown sugar, blossom honey and a delicate spiciness.
TASTE: Syrupy toffee sweetness, honey and vanilla oak are balanced by subtle spiciness and a developing tangy edge.
FINISH: Rich and complex with a malty sweetness and elegant oak notes.
ABOUT THE BALVENIE 'FIFTY'
The Balvenie 'Fifty' 50 Year Old Scotch whisky is the pinnacle of The Balvenie range. Filled on the same day in 1963 and slowly matured for 50 years, 'Fifty' is an extremely rare release that reflects a testament to the mysteries of maturation and Malt Master David Stewart's lifetime of dedication to his craft. Like the whisky, both bottle and case are works of art—and craft— in their own right. Individually filled at The Balvenie Distillery into hand blown glass bottles, The Balvenie Fifty is presented in a special wooden case built by Scottish craftsman Sam Chinnery. Characterized by its reddish hues, dark fruits and spice this expression has a deep and lingering fruity sweetness on the tongue.
ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS
The makers of The Balvenie, William Grant & Sons, Ltd. are an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the luxury spirits company is run by the fifth generation of his family and distills some of the world's leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world's most awarded single malt Glenfiddich® range of handcrafted single malts, Hendrick's® Gin, Reyka® Vodka, Monkey Shoulder® Blended Scotch and Milagro® Tequila. Represented in Canada by PMA Canada Agency. www.pmacanada.com
Note to editors: Jamie Johnson, The Balvenie Brand Ambassador in Canada will be available for broadcast interviews on Monday, October 23rd.
SOURCE William Grant & Sons Ltd.
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