Balvenie 1937 50 Year Old

Distilled in 1937 this eye catching bottle of Balvenie was matured for 50 years before being bottled at cask strength in December 1987. The label style matches the designs used in on bottles from Balvenie's bigger (and then better known) sister distillery, Glenfiddich from 1937. The leaflet that comes with the bottle has this to say about the whisky inside the bottle:

"To the best of my knowledge, no other fifty year old pure malt whisky has been bottled at such a high natural cask strength. This has contributed to make The Balvenie 50 year old Pure Malt Whisky such a rare phenomenon. For a whisky so old, it has retained a remarkable degree of body whilst achieving a sweetness and richness of taste that only whiskies of this age can impart. Incomparable and singular quality" Wallace Milroy Author of Malt whisky Almanac.

It seems odd to think that Balvenie was once an obscure brand, dwelling in the shadow of its colossal big brother, Glenfiddich. Despite the relative obscurity of the brand, whisky and hospitality gurus the Milroy, saw potential in Balvenie when no one else did. From their specialist shop in Soho the Milroy’s began to sell single malt whiskies never-before-seen on the open market, and were invited to visit the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries.

“Peter Grant Gordon invited us to visit Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries, when we noticed four cask of Balvenie 50 Years Old gathering dust in the corner of the warehouse. After a few drams Peter agreed to bottle these and sell most of these to us exclusively for £150 which we offered to our Japanese customers for £360 per-bottle and sold most of it very quickly and this resulted in Wallace and I being invited to spend one month in Japan promoting this at £1,000 per-bottle with the Seven Importers Group” - John Milroy

By 1988 the Milroy’s were in possession of 360 bottles of 50-year-old Balvenie. Most of these went to the Asian markets and it is one of the rare few that stayed in the UK and was not opened and enjoyed that we offer here for sale on behalf of our client.

Bottle Facts:

Number of this particular bottles sold in 2020: 0

Whisky Fun Review: 93

Record price for this distillery at auction: Balvenie 1952 Cask 191 50 Year Old £23,300

Retail price: Not currently available at retail

This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

Shipping & Returns

UK

Free shipping within the UK 

Europe

Due to current issues shipping to Europe we have temporarily suspended European shipments. If you are based in Europe and want to buy a bottle please contact us directly to discuss options.

We offer international postage to the following regions in Europe:

Band A: From £14.00

Republic of Ireland

Band B: From £14.50

Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands.

Band C: From £15.50 

Austria, Denmark, Switzerland.

Band D: From £17.75

Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia, Spain.

Band E: From £30.00

Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Sweden.

Band F: From £46.00

Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Romania, Serbia.

America:

We can ship to the following states in America:

Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

Prices from £45. Please note that due to the current tariffs being levelled on Scotch Whisky going into America you should contact [email protected] for an accurate shipping price.

Rest of world:

Please contact [email protected] for a price

Returns

Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

- Why you are returning the item.
- Where you are based.
- What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

About & Reviews

We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

Age Verification

You must be over 18 to purchase this product.

We have use an age verification process provided by VerifyMyAge. We will not sell to persons that do not meet the age restrictions for this product and by agreeing to purchase this product through our shop you hereby consent to the processing of your personal data for age verification purposes.

£45,725

In stock
Free UK shipping
Worldwide shipping available

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Google Rating
5.0
Based on 242 reviews
Distillery: Balvennie
Region: Speyside
Bottler: Distillery
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Age: 50 Year Old
Vintage: 1937
Bottled: December 1987
ABV: 42%
Volume: 75cl

Distilled in 1937 this eye catching bottle of Balvenie was matured for 50 years before being bottled at cask strength in December 1987. The label style matches the designs used in on bottles from Balvenie's bigger (and then better known) sister distillery, Glenfiddich from 1937. The leaflet that comes with the bottle has this to say about the whisky inside the bottle:

"To the best of my knowledge, no other fifty year old pure malt whisky has been bottled at such a high natural cask strength. This has contributed to make The Balvenie 50 year old Pure Malt Whisky such a rare phenomenon. For a whisky so old, it has retained a remarkable degree of body whilst achieving a sweetness and richness of taste that only whiskies of this age can impart. Incomparable and singular quality" Wallace Milroy Author of Malt whisky Almanac.

It seems odd to think that Balvenie was once an obscure brand, dwelling in the shadow of its colossal big brother, Glenfiddich. Despite the relative obscurity of the brand, whisky and hospitality gurus the Milroy, saw potential in Balvenie when no one else did. From their specialist shop in Soho the Milroy’s began to sell single malt whiskies never-before-seen on the open market, and were invited to visit the Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries.

“Peter Grant Gordon invited us to visit Glenfiddich and Balvenie distilleries, when we noticed four cask of Balvenie 50 Years Old gathering dust in the corner of the warehouse. After a few drams Peter agreed to bottle these and sell most of these to us exclusively for £150 which we offered to our Japanese customers for £360 per-bottle and sold most of it very quickly and this resulted in Wallace and I being invited to spend one month in Japan promoting this at £1,000 per-bottle with the Seven Importers Group” - John Milroy

By 1988 the Milroy’s were in possession of 360 bottles of 50-year-old Balvenie. Most of these went to the Asian markets and it is one of the rare few that stayed in the UK and was not opened and enjoyed that we offer here for sale on behalf of our client.

Bottle Facts:

Number of this particular bottles sold in 2020: 0

Whisky Fun Review: 93

Record price for this distillery at auction: Balvenie 1952 Cask 191 50 Year Old £23,300

Retail price: Not currently available at retail

This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

Shipping & Returns

UNITED KINGDOM

Free shipping on all orders within the United Kingdom

WORLDWIDE SHIPPING

We can ship worldwide. Please see below for specific destinations and prices, or if your destination is not listed then please contact us at [email protected] for a custom shipping price.

Pieces are for one bottle with a box, or two bottles with no boxes.

Please contact us if you require quotes for more than one bottle.

High value bottles are shipped with an Apple Air Tag for tracking purposes.

EUROPE

Switzerland (CH) – £35

Cyprus (CY) – £35

Germany (DE) – £30

Finland (FI) – £35

Guernsey (GG) – £25

Ireland (IE) – £25

Luxembourg (LU) – £25

Monaco (MC) – £30

Malta (MT) – £35

Netherlands (NL) – £25

Norway (NO) – £40

ASIA & PACIFIC

Hong Kong (HK) – £50

Macau (MO) – £50

Singapore (SG) – £50

Taiwan (TW) – £50

Japan (JP) – £50

Malaysia (MY) – £50

Republic of Korea (South Korea) (KR) – £50

Australia (AU) – £40

New Zealand (NZ) – £50

AMERICAS

USA – We can ship to the following states . Prices start at £45:

Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

RETURNS

Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

- Why you are returning the item.

- Where you are based.

- What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received the original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

About & Reviews

We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

Age Verification

You must be over 18 to purchase this product.

We have use an age verification process provided by VerifyMyAge. We will not sell to persons that do not meet the age restrictions for this product and by agreeing to purchase this product through our shop you hereby consent to the processing of your personal data for age verification purposes.

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