Aspire Magazine Issue 1 - Page 88

Balvenie malt master David C. Stewart samples the goods. In researching his DCS Compendium legacy, he says, “to pull together five casks, we probably sampled hundreds.” S COT LAND DI STILLED+ DECADENT This storied land may herald kilted bagpipers, haggis, and lamb’s wool, yet its whisky trail is where true legend lies. Author and Today Show contributor Mark Ellwood toasts Balvenie’s DCS Compendium, while also uncovering new trends and outposts that celebrate this fabled spirit. 86 ISSUE ONE | ASPIRE ASPIRE | ISSUE ONE 87