Category Archives: Balvenie

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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Blind Tasting Competition 6 – Balvenie Triple Cask 16yo, 40%

Another day, another random guess. I found this whisky particularly generic. Without being disrespectful, that usually sends me to Speyside, especially since there is quite a lot of sherry casks being filled around there. Some distilleries thrive on that (Glenfarclas … Continue reading

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A Surprise tasting at De Whiskykoning (2/2)

The second half of the surprise tasting write-up at De Whiskykoning in Den Bosch. Tasting twelve whiskies in a row in just over two hours is taxing. The glasses were properly covered with glass lids so I started by nosing … Continue reading

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Maltstock – A trip around Dufftown with Michael Lord

The second masterclass I got for this year’s Maltstock was titles ‘The Whiskyshop Dufftown’. Apart from that, no information was given and with Michael Lord it can go any way I figured. Last year he was at the festival with … Continue reading

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Balvenie Founder’s Reserve, 10 years old, 40%

During a whisky auction a few months ago I decided to browse the miniatures category for a change. I found a Balvenie Founder’s Reserve (the cognac bottle) which had almost nothing going for it so I decided I put a … Continue reading

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