The Balvenie Releases Oldest Expression

The Balvenie released its oldest and rarest expression to date, aged 60 years: The Balvenie Sixty. Retailing for $145,000 and available at extremely limited quantities across the world (71 globally).

It's a single cask bottling from 1962, marking the distillery’s oldest and rarest whisky released for sale to date.  The extremely rare bottling marks the anniversary of industry icon and renowned Malt Master, David C. Stewart MBE, who is celebrating six decades at the distillery – making him the longest serving Malt Master in industry history2.

Throughout his time at The Balvenie, David C. Stewart MBE has developed unrivaled knowledge and pioneered techniques that have had a profound impact on the whisky making processes used today; most notably his developments around ‘cask finishes’,  which  led to a new way of creating flavor in whisky and a technique adopted in whisky making the world over.

While the whisky itself makes an impression, the packaging resembles a work of art; made from glass, gold and brass.

The tube casing was designed to reflect layers of memories from David’ career.  With five layers each etched with personal anecdotes from influential individuals along David’s journey.  The sixth decade is the elegant bottle itself, made from hand-blown crystal and containing a quote from Kelsey McKechnie to represent this current decade, and the future generations of The Balvenie.