Monday, January 30, 2023

The Balvenie 21 Portwood


The first segment(Mostly not available on google search)

Occasions, Tips, alternates, cocktails, food pairings, SJ's Rating, Feel

SJ's Rating- Top Shelf
Loved the aroma and amazing flavor of this whisky. Simply one of the smoothest and silkiest liquor single malt I have come across. Standing ovation to this beautiful spirit made by the best in the business. 
Occasion- Friend's 40th birthday celebration 
SJ's Pro tip- Amazing as a gift for special occasions
Alternates- Glenlivet 21 Archive
Food Pairing- Spicy Chinese firecracker chicken
Feel(After Drinking)- Beyond delighted­čśŹ

The Second Segment(Technical details that are mostly available on google search)

Great things don't need a lot of words to explain, this is one of them. Reads the product label "In the making of the Balvenie Portwood, our malt master carefully selects rare reserves of Balvenie and transfers them to port casks for a further few months of maturation". Basically, the First period of maturation is over more than two decades mellows the spirit, and builds character. The second cask aging is at the heart of The Balvenie Porwood and produces a single malt of remarkable complexity.  

Vital Stats- The Balvenie 21 finished in Portwood port casks
Price-  $269.99
Age- 21 years
ABV-  43%
Region- Speyside
Distillery- The Balvenie Distilling Company, Bannfshire, Scotland
Awards won- Gold 2020, International Spirits Competition

Tasting info-
Serving glass- Whisky tumbler
Serving style- Neat
Appearance- Beautiful dark amber
Aroma- Floral, perfume, chocolate
Flavor- Light sweet chocolate, apple, vanilla,
Body- Medium bodied
Finish- Silky smooth, long, gentle & lingering

I am so glad to enjoy one of the finest whiskies out on the market and hope you will too. 
Cheers! Enjoy Responsibly. 
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