Socttish distiller The Balvenie Distillery is bringing its folklore to Australia with a series of three malt whiskies, all including a guided audio whisky tasting on each bottle.
The Balvenie Stories range will use NFC-enabled tags for whisky lovers to scan using their smartphone and listen to the story of characters and craft behind each of its drinks – The Sweet Toast of American Oak, The Week of Peat and A Day of Dark Barley.
ANZ Balvenie brand ambassador Ross Blainey says, “We’ve created a collection that is unique and unexpected, bringing the stories of our distillery community to Australia. The craft and passion that has been poured into these whiskies is nothing short of exceptional – we are proud to hero the fantastic people behind these whiskies.”
The Sweet Toast of American Oak is aged 12 years and uses ancient techniques in a modern context to deliver a sweet tasting Balvenie, while The Week of Peat is aged 14 years and has hints of honey, vanilla and citrus. A Day of Dark Barley is the most classic aged of the series at 26 years, using extra depth and oak notes from darket malt.
The Balvenie Stories collection will be available in select bars and whisky venues nationally and from 1 August at Dan Murphy’s, with The Sweet Toast of American Oak at RRP $110, The Week of Peat RRP $150, and A Day of Dark Barley RRP $1,050.