Balvenie 1968
46 Year Old DCS Compendium Chapter 1

70cl / 45.9%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balvenie 1968 / 46 Year Old / DCS Compendium Chapter 1
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This 1968 vintage comes from the first chapter of the DCS Compendium, an annual series celebrating the work of malt master, David Stewart. Chapter One is named Distillery Style and this 1968 is therefore typical of Balvenie's character. Just 68 bottles have been produced, 50 for the complete Chapter One sets and 18 to be sold as stand-alone bottles.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Series
DCS Compendium
Age
46 Year Old
Vintage
1968
Bottling Date
March 2015
No of Bottles
68
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Number
7293
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Grass Grass
  • Orange Orange
  • Peach Peach
  • Pineapple Pineapple
  • Leather Leather

Balvenie 1968 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Rich aromas of pastries and candied peel, with tropical fruit (mango and ripe peach), a touch of grass, and weightier notes of liquorice and leather.

    Palate: Heady and rich with ripe tropical fruit – so much of it! – with orange peel and a more savoury leathery note. There’s a little spiciness, but it’s very much a bit-part player to the layers of fruit and leather.

    Finish: The ripe fruit gently fades, tempered by the balancing leather and wood notes from the cask. Sophisticated and stylish.

    Comment: This is Balvenie, but a grown-up version that has left its sweet and spicy days behind, maturing into something bolder and serious.

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