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CALGARY, Oct. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, the new Liquor Store of North America Wine & Beyond Location in Sage Hill, Calgary has unveiled a very special whisky. The most handcrafted of single malts, The Balvenie® 'Fifty' cask 4570 is matured for fifty years at its distillery in the heart of Scotland. Listed at CDN $64.999.95, bottle number #56 is one of the distillery's oldest and rarest whiskies. It is the only bottle being made available in Canada this year, and the last of only 128 bottles released in the world.


"This bottle of The Balvenie 'Fifty' is among the most complex, elegant and fine whiskies ever to be released from Warehouse 24," said Jamie Johnson, The Balvenie® Brand Ambassador in Canada. "A unique combination of natural alchemy and centuries old craftsmanship has made it possible to bring this rich, luxuriously smooth whiskey to Canada, and we couldn't be more excited to see it find a loving home."

On the rare occasions that Scotch whisky is left in cask to mature for 50 years, there is no guarantee it will turn out to be a great Single Malt. Monitored closely by The Balvenie Malt Master David Stewart over the past 50 years, the whisky matured in cask 4570 has developed into a stunning example the mysteries of maturation and Stewart's lifetime of dedication to his craft. 'Fifty' is an extremely rare release characterized by a rich golden hue, vanilla sweetness and an elegant complexity that can only be achieved by such lengthy maturation.

Hand-filled at The Balvenie® distillery into hand-blown glass bottles, the 'Fifty' is the pinnacle of The Balvenie® range that has lain in European oak hogsheads since being filled on May 28th in 1963. Each bottle is delicately housed in handcrafted wooden cases that were made with forty-nine layers of wood and a closing layer in brass, which echoes the fittings of the distillery's stills and spirit safes.