Ballantine’s unveils 30YO Cask Edition in travel retailBy Nicola Carruthers
Pernod Ricard Global Travel Retail has launched a cask strength edition of Ballantine’s 30 Year Old, exclusively available in limited quantities in Korea duty free.
To create Ballantine’s 30 Year Old Cask Edition, master blender Sandy Hyslop has hand-selected some of Ballantine’s rarest whiskies, and blended and prepared them in small batches at cask strength.
The new expression is described as having “intensified flavours of poached pear, honey and vanilla”.
Each bottle has a unique batch and bottle number and is encased in a “luxurious” package design of rich dark wood, embossed details and copper accents.
“I am very proud to introduce the very first Ballantine’s 30 Year Old Cask Edition to Korea Duty Free,” said Hyslop.
“Aged for at least 30 years, this precious whisky comes straight from our very best, hand-selected casks and delivers intensified aromas of poached pears, creamy vanilla and heather honey, a velvety texture on the palate with sweet flavours of soft peach and fudge.
“With a rich and long-lasting finish, this is truly a precious and exceptional whisky to be enjoyed and experienced with your friends and family during important occasions, such as Chuseok.”
Pernod Ricard GTR is marking the launch with an interactive experience for travellers in Lotte and Shilla Duty Free in Seoul Incheon International Airport from August until the end of October 2017.