Balvenie Launches Five Years of Rare Single Malts to Honor Its Malt Master

The Balvenie begins releasing new chapters of malt master David Stewart’s storied career. 

In one of the warehouses at the Balvenie in Scotland’s Speyside region, the distillery’s malt master, David Stewart, drops a metal bottle into an open cask of 14-year-old whisky and then, once it is filled, retrieves it with the attached metal chain. “Over time, whisky takes on more oak, and this can dominate, but I didn’t want that,” Stewart explains as he pours the whisky into a tasting glass and raises it…

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