My formative years in whisky were no different, this time the David Stewart of Balvenie was as accomplished at what he does. The Balvenie certainly ranks very highly on my Whisky list and almost without fail every special release with Davids name on it has impressed me. This year Mr Stewart celebrates 50 years in Whisky and below is a press release which will give you more information on how to celebrate with David but be warned it comes at a cost.
Rare bottle of Balvenie Whisky at Whisky Live for R240 000
A highly collectible and rare bottle of The Balvenie Fifty is the most expensive bottle of whisky at the FNB Whisky Live Festival 2012, on sale for R240 000.
Just 88 bottles of this extremely limited edition release of The Balvenie single malt distilled in 1962 will be available, and have been released in recognition of the incredible devotion of The Balvenie Malt Master, David Stewart, who has devoted 50 years, his entire working life to the art of single malt making, becoming one of the most respected craftsmen in his field.
Known throughout the Scotch industry as the ‘modest man of whisky’, he began working at The Balvenie Distillery in 1962 as a seventeen year old apprentice - a year before single malt whisky was officially exported outside Scotland. He served a lengthy 12 year apprenticeship before taking on the title of malt master.
Exactly 50 years to the day that David joined the highland distillery his incredible devotion is being recognized with the release of this rare cask of The Balvenie single malt distilled in 1962.
The Whisky Live Festival takes place at the Cape Town Convention Centre from 3 - 5 October from 18:00 – 22:00 daily. Tickets are available online at www.whiskylivefestival.co.za.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Brand Communications Consultant
William Grant & Sons Distillers Ltd
Cell: 082 568 5117