Posts Tagged “The Balvenie”

The Strangest (and Coolest?) Balvenie of Them All

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The Strangest (and Coolest?) Balvenie of Them All

One small, lesser know fact is that all Balvenie whisky is peated. Well, at 6 ppm you wouldn’t really call it peated, but the malt does get a few hours of peat smoke exposure. The distillery has two furnaces, and the peat exposure is done at the beginning of the kilning. That’s not, however, what…

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Double Balvenie – A Song of Oak and Sherry

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Double Balvenie – A Song of Oak and Sherry

If asked what Balvenie’s “thing” is, I’d say it’s finishes. Granted, some of the expressions are unfinished, but very few are “straight up” bourbon or sherry cask matured. But looking at Balvenie’s core range, it secreams finishes: from the 12 year old DoubleWood (reviewed here), the 14 year old Caribbean Cask (reviewed here), today’s 17…

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Balvenie Goes Tropical!

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Balvenie Goes Tropical!

I love getting mail from my readers, and this week I got an email from Malt and Oak reader and Balvenie fan Tiffany asking for a review of the Balvenie 14 year old Caribbean Cask. In truth, I’ve been remiss in publishing notes for several Balvenie expression I either have notes for, or have samples…

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Balvenie 12 DoubleWood – Excellent Entry Level Expression

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Balvenie 12 DoubleWood – Excellent Entry Level Expression

The Balvenie needs no introduction, nor does the choice of including this expression in the entry level aged expression series need Justification. Incidentally, (and surprisingly) one of my most read posts ever was a review of the Balvenie Tun 1509. I took these notes at an official tasting hosted by HaKerem, Balvenie’s local importer and…

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The Balvenie Tun 1509 – The Old Was Popular, This One Should Be Also Available

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The Balvenie Tun 1509 – The Old Was Popular, This One Should Be Also Available

The Balvenie Tun 1401 was extremely popular among aficionados over its 9 batches, actually reaching cult status. The problem was that there was just not that much of it to go around… A tenth batch was prepared by David Stewart but was scrapped as plans for 1509 were put into motion. Tun 1509 is four…

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