Kuala Lumpur, 28 June 2023 – The Balvenie Twenty-Five is part of the Rare Marriages range, representing an exquisite collection of three distinct whiskies that pay tribute to Malt Master David C. Stewart’s (MBE) dedication to designing and building exceptional flavour, through the marriage of rare casks. The Balvenie Twenty-Five showcases extraordinary layers of depth and complexity, and bears the hallmark of an exemplary single malt.
Intricately handcrafted at every step – from the making of its casks to its liquid, The Balvenie Twenty-Five is made with passion, creativity, heart and skill. In a flawless whisky marriage, David C. Stewart (MBE) brings together individual casks that have matured in Traditional American and European Oak to craft an incredibly intricate and balanced expression. A whisky of exceptional character, The Balvenie Twenty-Five hints at the most sought-after Balvenie flavours – bold vanilla oak, crystallised ginger and sweet runny honey. With every sip, layers of exceptional complexity are unveiled – a discovery that lends itself to timeless tranquillity.
“The Balvenie Twenty-Five is among the select few whiskies that embody the true craft and heart of our Malt Master David C. Stewart (MBE). A small selection of the rarest casks of exceptional quality and unique individual flavour are brought together by David’s expert nose in a traditional oak marrying tun, to create an unparalleled depth of flavour. The result is something incredibly special and one that speaks to the true heart of what The Balvenie stands for – flavours that are seemingly simple, yet incredibly complex, and whiskies that we are very proud of and excited to share with the world,” said Brett Bayly, Southeast Asia Malts Brand Ambassador.
Celebrating the ultimate craftsmanship with Chef Mandy Goh
The Balvenie distillery also celebrates “The Makers” who pour their heart into their craft with a commitment towards the ultimate craftsmanship. To honour their commitment and unveil the remarkable stories behind each expression, The Balvenie invited selected guests to savour a curated menu created by Chef Mandy Goh, to experience unique and delightful food pairings meticulously crafted to enhance the exquisite flavors of The Balvenie Twenty-Five.
Chef Mandy Goh creates unique recipes that reflect her fervent commitment to sourcing the finest and freshest quality ingredients responsibly from across the globe and local farms. Winner of the Asian chapter of Bocuse d’Or, her cuisine philosophy lies in her imaginative style enriched by her love for discovering the alchemy of flavors and ingredients. This perfectly complements The Balvenie’s core values – craftsmanship takes skill. However, ultimate craftsmanship requires heart. The Balvenie perfectly embodies this, and as a result, stands tall as a product made by heart.
The private dining series was held at RUMA KL. The 5-star sanctuary excels in the art of crafting exquisite local cuisine, skillfully tailored to harmonise flawlessly with the distinctive character of The Balvenie. By blending the rich tapestry of traditional Malaysian flavours with the allure of exotic Scottish whisky, RUMA KL takes gastronomic exploration to new heights.
The Balvenie Twenty-Five is a permanent fixture in the Speyside distillery’s portfolio, designed for discerning drinkers to discover the incredibly complex in the seemingly simple. Stay up to date with the latest from The Balvenie on Instagram (@TheBalvenieSEA).