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Introducing… The Balvenie The Second Red Rose

A unique single malt Scotch whisky, not only in colour but in the story that inspired it too. We’re excited to add The Balvenie The Second Red Rose to our whisky collection.

The Second Red Rose is a tribute to a legendary tale from Scottish history; it’s said that King James II was so enamoured with Margaret Douglas’ beauty that he allowed her to live in Balvenie Castle after her husband’s death, for the price of a single red rose every year.

An unusual name for a whisky, but one inspired by romance, nature and vivid colour. This last point is particularly relevant for this 21 year old single malt, as it ties into its unique pink, reddish colouring, which comes from the Australian Shiraz casks the whisky is finished in.

Expect intense ripe fruits, robust earthy tones, fresh mango and subtle oak on the nose. As for the taste, an initial burst of blackberry and ripe peach sweetness is underpinned with vibrant oak and cracked black pepper to leave a gentle, woody spice with lingering oakiness on the finish.

The Second Red Rose is an elegant dram to celebrate a romantic historical tale. David C Stewart MBE, The Balvenie Malt Master, recalls: “The aim was to create a deeply vibrant whisky, to evoke the flower [at the heart of the story]. That’s where it all began.

“It all came together beautifully; the significance of the rose, the colour, wanting the story to come to life.”

The Balvenie The Second Red Rose is a distinctive whisky, unlike any you’ll have seen or tasted before. It not only showcases the mastery of the craft that The Balvenie distillery is known for, but the whimsical spirit of its Malt Master in bringing this story to life too. We’re delighted to be able to add The Balvenie The Second Red Rose to our range of exquisite whiskies.



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