These single malt whiskies are matured over decades in a blend of casks, making them the finest expressions of liquid gold.
THE BALVENIE RARE MARRIAGE SERIES 30-YEAR-OLD
The “Marriage series”, created by Malt Master David C. Stewart, is a collection of three whiskies – the 25-, 30- and 40-year-old. The practice of “marrying” involves blending mature single malts in a choice oak tun for two to three months before bottling. All are rich and luxurious and led by honey, the signature Balvenie note. The older vintages, especially the 30-year-old, expresses notes of caramelised pears and hazelnuts, with a seductively smooth texture.
GLENFIDDICH TIME RE:IMAGINED SERIES 40-YEAR-OLD CUMULATIVE TIME
Each of the three whiskies in this series pays tribute to the passage of time. The collection includes 30-, 40- and 50-year-old expressions, all presented in sculptural bespoke packaging designed by computational designer Manuel Jiménez Garcia. The 40-year-old Cumulative Time speaks of the process of remnant vatting, where the remains of the previous batch are carried over and married with the casks selected for the next release. On the palate, it shows the complexity of dried fruits, dark chocolate, and rich fruitcake.
ARC-52 is the oldest whisky released by the Islay distillery. Continuing the partnership with car manufacturer, Aston Martin, the whisky comes in a futuristic contoured decanter envisioned by Aston Martin car designers. As for the drop, its nuances reveal themselves with every sip. Expect layers of vanilla, mint, exquisite tropical fruits, chocolate, and tobacco leaves. Matured in American oak hogshead and European oak butt casks seasoned first with sherry, this is a marriage made in oak heaven.