Originally founded in 1892, The Balvenie distillery has been producing fine Scotch whisky for well over a century. In that time, the Dufftown, Scotland outfit has developed numerous traditions that have been carried on from one generation to the next, and while The Balvenie still has one foot firmly rooted in tradition, the company still embraces novel traditions, which it has been creating with its Story range of Scotch whiskies in recent years. After previously unveiling Dark Barley, American Oak, and Week Of Peat additions to the collection, The Balvenie has now introduced the latest member of the lineup with The Edge Of Burnhead Wood.
The story of this Scotch dates back to the year 2000, when (then) Estate Manager sourced fresh heather from the Burnhead Wood on the Conval Hills surrounding the Scottish distillery. The heather was then processed and combined with barley — also grown on the property – and Robbie Dhu spring water before being aged for 19-years. This resulted in a sweet flavor with hints of cloves and honey, caramelized baked dates, and citrus, with an underlying taste of dry oak. Available now, The Balvenie Edge Of Burnhead Wood 19 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been priced at approximately $320.