Category Archives: Balvenie

Burnside 1991-2018, 26yo, 46.7% – Cadenhead’s

As I sit here reviewing this almost-single-malt I think about how clever this ploy of the whisky industry actually is. William Grants, the owners of Balvenie Distillery don’t want their distillery’s name on a bottle, so they teaspoon it with … Continue reading

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Balvenie Peat Week, 2002-2017, 14yo, 48.3%

Balvenie produces a very lightly peated whisky throughout the year, but once every year (since 2002 at least) they’ve been producing heavily peated whisky. The first whisky of this ‘Peat Week’ program was released last year. Ever since visiting Balvenie … Continue reading

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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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My favourite events of 2013

Looking back at the almost gone year I remember quite a lot of whisky events. Not as many as some years ago when I visited so many festivals I couldn’t even remember them all, but the quality of each individual … Continue reading

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