Category Archives: Balvenie

Whisky Advent Calendar, days 13 to 19…

So, I suddenly stopped blogging about the Whisky Advent Calendar from Drinks by the Dram / Master of Malt. This didn’t happen for nothing. I am also the editor-in-chief of our whisky club’s magazine, De Kiln. It’s a quarterly publication, … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar Day 8: Balvenie Single Barrel, Sherry Cask, 15yo, 47.8%

It’s good to try another Balvenie so shortly after my trip to the distillery. It was fun and it kindled my love for the distillery. Still, I don’t care all that much about most of their regular releases. They’re all … Continue reading

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A tour of Balvenie

So, during our little tromp through Speyside last week we started the Whisky bit off with a rather expansive tour of Balvenie distillery, their wee maltings and the cooperage. We were right on time for the tour, and were welcomed … Continue reading

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Burnside 1989-2014, 24 years old, 51.7% – Whiskybase

This is a blended malt, in a way. Well, officially it is. It’s a cask of Balvenie, teaspooned with Glenfiddich. So actually, it’s just Balvenie which they put some Glenfiddich in to make sure no one can call it that. … Continue reading

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Balvenie Tun 1509, batch 1, 47.1%

Balvenie got a lot of high marks with their Tun 1401 series over the last couple of years. The Tun 1858 was a release for Taiwan that Sam Simmons let us taste at Maltstock some 4 years ago, that was … Continue reading

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Hielander Whisky Festival 2015

I realized a while ago that this 5th edition of the Hielander Whisky Festival is also the fifth time I’m there. So so far I didn’t miss a single one. I think this is something to keep up. This year, … Continue reading

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Blind Tasting Competition 3: Balvenie Single Cask #214, 15yo, 1999-2014, 47.8%

Finally I got some points with my guessing! Yesterday and the day before I got some kudos for guessing the right region, today I got it for that, some for age and two more points for ABV. I think they … Continue reading

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