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The Lanesborough Hotel: single malts and The Balvenie 50-year-old Cask

27 February 2018 by

The Lanesborough, London has announced The Year of the Single Malt, a celebration of its expertly curated collection of single malts.

To mark the launch, the hotel has partnered with The Balvenie to become the only hotel in Europe to serve two of the finest and rarest expressions in The Balvenie's range.

Known for its impressive Cognac collection, spanning over 300 years of history, bar manager Mickael Perron has curated a new single malt whisky collection for the 2018: Year of the Single Malt promotion.

Single malts are growing in popularity and now worth £175m as reported by the William Grant & Sons (UK 2017 Market Report).

The collection includes single malts to appeal to many guests and visitors; ranging from classic Speyside single malts to collectible and extremely rare bottles.

Guests can enjoy one of the rare drams, including The Balvenie 50-year-old, one of only 131 bottles in the world, or the oldest expression of The Balvenie ever released, a 55-year-old whisky distilled in 1961 at the hotel's Library Bar, or alternatively, the Gaspari Manhattan, made with The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14-year-old; matured for 14 years in American oak, before being finished for six months in casks previously holding a unique blend of Caribbean rums is available from a large cocktail menu for a touch of theatre.

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