William Grant & Sons whisky brand The Balvenie has launched Balvenie Stories collection in select Canadian markets.

The company noted that its new collection features three rare whiskies made by hand at their distillery in Dufftown, Scotland.

The Balvenie Canadian brand ambassador Jamie Johnson said: “The collection is about paying tribute to the craftsmanship and the people behind the creation of this handcrafted whisky.

“It is a celebration of the craft, tradition and technique behind each barrel, each bottle, each dram.”

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The three expressions that are part of the collection include The Week of Peat, A Day of Dark Barley and Sweet Toast of American Oak.

The Week of Peat, aged for 14 years, contains 48.3% alcohol by volume (ABV). It boasts of honey, vanilla and citrus notes with an extra layer of delicate smokiness.

A Day of Dark Barley is the second expression in the collection, aged for 26 years, containing 47.8% ABV and first released by the company in 2006 as the 14-year-old Balvenie Roasted Malt.

Sweet Toast of American Oak is the third expression in the collection, for release in the market in 2020.

Labels on the three bottles were designed by British artist and printmaker Andy Lovell, based on the stories he heard first-hand at the distillery.

The Balvenie Stories collection will be available at select retailers across Canada for the holiday season.