The Second Red Rose, is an intense and sweet liquid matured in ex-bourbon American oak casks and then finished in an Australian Shiraz red wine cask. This expression is inspired by an iconic bottling of The Balvenie Rose first released in 2008. The original legendary tale, centered around a rare red rose, began centuries ago when the Fair Maid of Galloway, Margaret Douglas, occupied the Balvenie Castle on Speyside Hill. After the death of her husband, the castle and its estate shifted ownership. Margaret, however, continued to live there, paying the King rent in the form of a single red rose each year. The flower became a symbol not only of intense beauty but that of extreme value; the power of the rose lives on after the castle had been left unoccupied for centuries. The Balvenie Rose was a 16-Year-Old whisky, finished in port pipes that was only available to visitors to The Balvenie distillery.
The Balvenie Stories range is the embodiment of these chronicles: tales of character written in whisky, bringing life to history of bold endeavours and extraordinary twists. Each whisky is crafted with passion and has its own luxuriously smooth taste, underpinned by the distinctively honeyed character of The Balvenie.