Christmas drinks – The Balvenie Madeira Cask Malt Whisky & Hipflask

Could be a very good Christmas present,

13/11/09
NEWS RELEASE

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A FESTIVE partnership crafted for the malt-lover

Hand-crafted single malt Scotch whisky, The Balvenie, has joined forces with world-renowned leather goods maker Ettinger to create the ultimate Christmas gift for the malt whisky enthusiast, a bottle of The Balvenie and a beautiful accompanying hip-flask.

The Balvenie Distillery still grows some of its own barley, uses traditional floor maltings and has its own team of craftsmen including coopers and a coppersmith – making it the most handcrafted of malts. These crafts are retained by The Balvenie because they are at the heart of achieving the distinctive, honeyed flavour of this whisky, a taste that has won The Balvenie numerous awards and the respect of connoisseurs world-wide. It is therefore no surprise that when looking for a company to create the perfect hip-flask, The Balvenie chose Ettinger.

Like The Balvenie, Ettinger is family owned and passionate about craftsmanship and quality. Created by highly skilled craftspeople and using the finest quality leather, The Balvenie hip-flask has been made with the customary care and attention to detail synonymous with all Ettinger products. The result is the ideal partner for The Balvenie – perfectly balanced and with a long lasting finish.

The Balvenie range of single malts and The Balvenie hip-flask can be purchased from www.thebalvenie.com or by calling The Balvenie Distillery on Tel: 01340 820373. Purchasers can add a special gift card message to their bottle, which will be handwritten by The Distillery staff.

The hip-flask is priced at £34.99. The Balvenie Range of single malts includes: The Balvenie DoubleWood 12 Year Old ( RRP £28.69), The Balvenie Signature 12 Year Old (£30.49), The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year Old (RRP £42.75), The Balvenie Port Wood 21 Year Old (£76.19).

The latest addition to The Balvenie range, and the perfect malt to fill The Balvenie hipflask with for Christmas is The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Year Old. Matured in traditional oak and finished in casks previously used to make fortified Madeira wine, The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Year Old is a real treat for the Scotch whisky enthusiast; an exceptionally rich and rewarding mature single malt whose deep, luxurious aromas translate into an equally rewarding flavour of spice and dried fruit.

It is available for a limited period at a recommended price of £70 a bottle, and at an ABV of 43%. The Balvenie Madeira Cask 17 Year Old can be purchased on-line from www.thebalvenie.com and also from specialist whisky retailers across the UK.

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