BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM CHAPTER 1 2005 9 YEAR OLD was created to celebrate the life’s work of malt master David Charles Stewart. 'David Stewart's plan with the Compendium was to collect all he has learned in whisky making and put it into a concise format that we have not seen and may never see again.' 'The 2005 is the youngest Balvenie released to date and we have no plans to release it ongoing,' explained Kirsten Grant Meikle, director of prestige at William Grant & Sons UK. 'No other 9-year-old Balvenie will be on the market. It's a unique opportunity to try a whisky of this age.' TASTING NOTES NOSE Fresh, tangy orange peel, notes of barley sugar, vibrant vanilla and a touch of honey. TASTE Sweet maltiness, fruit salad in vanilla syrup, a touch of citrus and delicate blossom honey. FINISH Gentle with malty notes and orchard fruits.