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[2 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]
The Balvenie  Tun 1509 Batch #2 – Review

What do you do when you have a winner, a cracking whisk called the Tun 1401 and you can not keep up with demand? You build a bigger Tun, that can hold a lot more. A good idea, right? I have not tried the first batch out of the 1509, but fortunately I was able to buy a share of …

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[3 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Indie Balvenie Rocks!  or Burnside 25 yo 1989, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask – Review

Balvenie is a brilliant distillery, and that is no secret. I find myself enjoying most of its OB releases very much, and it’s always nice to try an independent bottling from the distillery. Of course, Balvenie does not approve of bottling its casks by IBs under their name, so those casks need to be teaspooned (meaning we add a tiny …

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[27 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Balvenie Tasting event–Tel Aviv  – Tasting the 40 year old and others…

We do not get a lot of visits by whisky brand ambassadors here in Israel: The market is quite small, and we’re not exactly located at the centre of the whisky universe. So, when an ambassador does visit, it’s really a treat to be able to take place in a real whisky event, which are quite scarce in our neck …

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[31 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
WhiskyBase Burnside 1989 [Balvenie]

Whisky base the incredible source for anything about a whisky bottle you might be looking for does not need an introduction. To celebrate their 50,000th!!!! (yes 50K) bottle on their ever expanding database, they have bottled this lovely whisky a “Burnside”. We all know there is no such distillery, and WB do not hide the fact that this is a …

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[27 Aug 2014 | No Comment | ]
The Balvenie 30 Year Old

I’m a Balvenie man. I’ve tasted a lot of OB Balvenies, Indie Balvenies, tea spooned Balvenies, Tun 1401’s, some older some younger, but for some reason I never got to try the 30 year old. It’s not cheap, so you can’t just buy it on a whim, and I still am looking forward to trying the 50 yo (hint). I …

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[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]
Tasting The Balvenie 17 Double wood

The Balvenie 12 Double wood was one of the whiskies that got me hooked in the first place, and It is a lovely easy drinking whisky, I’ll always keep handy and drink. a 17 year version calls for a tasting note. Actually I had the first sip of this a year and a half back a t Maltstock 2012 , …

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[26 May 2013 | No Comment | ]
Quick dram : Balvenie 12 single barrel 2013 edition

Just like its 15 older brother this one is a small batch single cask release, each cask is a bit different, naturally, but they will be close in profile. This time they have chosen to use only first fill bourbon barrels.
Balvenie 12 Year Old ,Single Barrel First Fill , 47.8%, Cask 12736, £44.50
Nose: gentle and quite light. Fresh Green apples, wet …

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[21 Jun 2012 | One Comment | ]
The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #3

After the success of batches 1&2 (see my notes on the 2nd) , comes the third batch (actually there’s a fourth batch already in some duty free shops worldwide, I’ve seen one on my way back from Heathrow a few months ago. If you are not familiar with the term, Tun 1401 : basically it’s a special vatting of hand …

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[20 Feb 2012 | No Comment | ]
Tasting The Balvenie Craftman’s Reserve #1 : The Cooper

Almost a month ago, the Balvenie unveiled a new expression available only to UK residents, and members of the Warehouse 24, Balvenie’s whisky lovers club. To celebrate this new expression they announced a live tasting event for anyone who’s a member of that club (one can easily join the club online, for free) and was quick enough to ask for …

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[4 Oct 2011 | One Comment | ]
New Release – Tasting the Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #2

The Balvenie Tun 1401 is a relatively new release, and is very intriguing since batch #1 was highly acclaimed (Sadly i did not get to try that one, and it’s now all gone). So what is Tun 1401? basically it’s a special vatting of hand picked casks by the Balvenie malt master David Stewart. David selected 10 casks from the …