The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 3: Secrets of the Stock Model has been released. Comprised of five extremely rare single cask single malt bottlings, it includes a 55-year-old European oak Oloroso sherry hogshead from 1961 – the oldest whisky to ever be released by the Speyside distillery.
The final expressions chosen for Chapter 3 each represent a year relevant to the evolution of The Balvenie. They epitomise the critical decisions and skillful forecasting The Balvenie’s Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE has made throughout his 55 years with the company.
The 1961 is the oldest whisky in the set. David describes it as ‘a perfect depiction of the style of whisky The Balvenie distilled around this time’. The unveiling follows the release of The Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1 and 2 in October 2015 and 2016 respectively.