The Balvenie 50 Year Old: Marriage 0197 is a marriage of whiskies from five American Oak casks, each aged 50 years or over and selected by The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart, MBE. The liquid is drawn from the four casks within Marriage 0962, which was released in 2018, with one further cask added to the blend. The additional cask adds extra depth and intensity, with flavours of tobacco and leather warming the palate, closely followed by rich, sweet, citrus oak.
- NOSE: Rich and deep with an abundance of oak tannins, dark fruits, butter chocolate and intense spice.
- PALATE: Big and bold character with a malty sweetness and a spicy outburst, hints of honey and dark chocolate balance the oak tannins.
- FINISH: A rich and spicy mouth coating with a luscious oak sweetness.