DCS CHAPTER 1-5

The Balvenie DCS Compendium

THE MOST EXCLUSIVE SCOTCH WHISKEY COMPENDIUM IN THE WORLD

On 13th of October 2015 THE BALVENIE presented the THE BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM for the first time in London. The entire COMPENDIUM consists of a total of 25 bottlings and is considered the lifetime achievement of the Malt Master David Charles Stewart.

The exclusive and strongly limited bottlings are divided into five chapters, each containing 5 incomparable single cask whiskies. The compendium will be completed with the publication of the 5th chapter at the end of 2019.

For the THE BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM, David C Stewart has selected exceptionally rare single malts, of which he has harmoniously combined five vintages on one theme.

His life’s work is complemented by an accompanying book, which bundles David C Stewart’s years of expertise and wisdom. He is not only one of only 12 malt masters in Scotch Whisky production who have perfected the artistic as well as scientific understanding of whisky production, but with well over 50 years of experience he is regarded worldwide as a groundbreaking legend.

THE BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM is a tribute to his passion for unique single malt, which began more than five decades ago in the distillery in Dufftown.

DAVID C STEWARTS IMPRESSING LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT:

UNIQUE WHISKY-COMPOSITIONS FROM 25 SIGLE CASK RARITIES AND ACCOMPANYING BOOK REFLECT THE SPECIAL EXPERTISE OF THE GROUNDBREAKING MALT MASTER.

David C Stewart, Malt Master THE BALVENIE

THE CHAPTERS

In total there will be 5 chapters of THE BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM. 4 chapters have been published since 2015 and the 5th chapter will be available by the end of 2019 (in very small numbers). Due to low circulation, the chapters are particularly desired and it will be very difficult to purchase one of the chapters.

SSG TRADING ALREADY HAS ONE COPY OF EACH OF THE 4 CHAPTERS PUBLISHED SO FAR IN STOCK AND WILL ALSO SUPPLY THE 5TH CHAPTER AT THE END OF 2019! THIS MAKES US ONE OF THE VERY FEW DEALERS WORLDWIDE WHERE YOU CAN GET THE COMPLETE DCS COMPENDIUM FROM THIS DATE!

Note: the description and pictures of the DCS CHAPTER 5 MALT MASTER’S INDULGENCE will be published as soon as the CHAPTER is published by THE BALVENIE.

DCS CHAPTER ONE: DISTILLERY STYLE

CHAPTER ONE FOCUSES ON THE ESSENCE OF BALVENIE DISTILLERY BY FOCUSING ON THE SWEET AND HONEY CHARACTER OF WHISKY AND HOW ITS UNIQUE PROPERTIES EVOLVE OVER TIME.

DCS CHAPTER 2: THE INFLUENCE OF OAK

CHAPTER TWO SHOWS DAVID’S UNIQUE SKILLS, INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOUBLE BARREL MATURATION, AND HIGHLIGHTS THE COMPLEX WAY IN WHICH DIFFERENT OAK BARRELS INFLUENCE THE BALVENIE TASTE DURING MATURATION

DCS CHAPTER 3: SECRETS OF THE STOCK MODEL

CHAPTER THREE PRESENTS HOW DAVIS C. STEWART MBE CONTROLS AN EVERCHANGING ARRAY OF VARIABLES THAT AFFECT THE MATURATION OF AGING WHISKY STOCKS BY USING HIS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.

THE BALVANIE DCS Chapter 4

DCS CHAPTER 4: EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED

CHAPTER FOUR ILLUSTRATES HOW DAVID, DESPITE HIS MASTERY OF THE INFLUENCES OF OAK AND TIME, IS REPEATEDLY CONFRONTED WITH EXCITING SURPRISES THROUGH THE MYSTERIOUS ALCHEMY OF MATURATION.

DCS CHAPTER 5: THE MALT MASTER’S INDULGENCE

This chapter is a selection of casks that represent David Stewart’s career and his great skill in recognising casks that are destined for greatness. “I work for a family company and I’m allowed just to hold on to whisky, not always knowing what I’m going to do with it but not forced to bottle it at a saleable age, we just let it mature on.”.

DCS Chapter 5

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