Balvenie toasts the coopers


SPEYSIDE whisky distillery The Balvenie has released its first ever ‘members only’ bottling.

The Craftsman’s Reserve No1, The Cooper (ABV 59.4%), will be available only to members of The Balvenie’s online community, named Warehouse 24 in honour of the oldest surviving part of The Balvenie distillery.
Craftsman’s Reserve is a marriage of two of The Balvenie’s 15 year old casks, and is described as having the brand’s signature sweet, honeyed taste, as well notes of dried fruits, spices and melting dark chocolate.
Its name is a tribute to The Balvenie’s team of coopers, who maintain the distillery’s casks.
“Craftsman’s Reserve No1, The Cooper, is a unique expression that highlights The Balvenie’s commitment and support of craftsmanship and the members of Warehouse 24,” said Dr Andrew Forrester, UK ambassador for The Balvenie.
300 bottles of Craftsman’s Reserve are being released this month and are available to Warehouse 24 members for £65.