DCS CHAPTER 1-5

The Balvenie DCS Compendium

DCS CHAPTER 1-5 THE BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM: THE MOST EXCLUSIVE SCOTCH WHISKEY COMPENDIUM IN THE WORLD

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

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

For 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 that brings together David C Stewart’s years of expertise and wisdom.
He is not only one of only 12 malt masters in Scotch whiskey production who have perfected the artistic and scientific understanding of whiskey production, but is also a pioneering legend with well over 50 years of experience worldwide.
THE BALVENIE DCS COMPENDIUM pays homage to his passion for unique single malt, which began more than five decades ago in the Dufftown distillery.

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 A COPY OF ALL 5 CHAPTERS IN STOCK. THEREFORE WE ARE ONE OF THE VERY FEW DEALERS IN THE WORLD WHERE YOU CAN OBTAIN THE FULL DCS COMPENDIUM!

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 CELEBRATES THE ESSENCE OF THE BALVENIE DISTILLERY BY FOCUSING ON THE SWEET AND HONEYED CHARACTER OF THE WHISKY AND HOW ITS UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS DEVELOP OVER TIME.

DCS CHAPTER 2: THE INFLUENCE OF OAK

CHAPTER TWO SHOWCASES DAVID’S UNIQUE SKILLS, INCLUDING THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOUBLE CASK MATURATION, AND HIGHLIGHTS THE COMPLEX MANNER IN WHICH DIFFERENT OAK BARRELS INFLUENCE THE FLAVOUR OF THE BALVENIE DURING MATURATION.

DCS CHAPTER 3: SECRETS OF THE STOCK MODEL

CHAPTER THREE HIGHLIGHTS THE WAY IN WHICH DAVID C. STEWART MBE USES HIS VAST EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL TO CONTROL AN EVER-CHANGING SET OF VARIABLES THAT IMPACT THE MATURATION OF AGEING WHISKY STOCKS.

THE BALVANIE DCS Chapter 4

DCS CHAPTER 4: EXPECTING THE UNEXPECTED

CHAPTER FOUR ILLUSTRATES THE FACT THAT IN SPITE OF DAVID’S MASTERY OVER THE INFLUENCE OF OAK AND TIME, HE KNOWS TO ALWAYS ALLOW FOR EXCITING SURPRISES ARISING FROM THE MYSTERIOUS ALCHEMY OF MATURATION.

DCS CHAPTER 5: THE MALT MASTER’S INDULGENCE

CHAPTER FIVE CELEBRATES THE MALT MASTER’S FREEDOM TO MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON HIS PREFERENCE AND VISION ALONE, THE FREE REIN TO SELECT CASKS FOR NO OTHER REASON THAN HE THOUGHT THEY WERE SPECTACULAR.

DCS Chapter 5

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