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[19 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 904 views]
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 | 1,080 views]
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 | 2,109 views]
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 | 2,259 views]
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 | 3,586 views]
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 …

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[15 Sep 2011 | One Comment | 3,021 views]
Tasting Three Balvenies (The Balvenie sample pack)

Five years ago i would not touch a single whisky. I did not like whiskies, and my memory of whiskies back than were of low quality blends, which did not attract me. When i was offered a dram I would say, no. Then, one Evening I visited my friend Kfir, and he offered me dram. I asked him if he …

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[5 Sep 2011 | 9 Comments | 1,939 views]
Whisky Israel 300th post giveaway–And The Winner Is…

First of all let me thank everyone who participated, and wished us happy birthday and 300th post. It was really hear warming to see so many replies from all over the world : USA,India,Israel,Europe,Australia,Africa and many others. But here it goes: *drums*:
The winner is:…. Menashe Almor.
A wee set of those lovely Balvenies will be on the way to your address …

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[18 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 1,720 views]

I’ve mentioned before that i have a special corner in my heart for the Balvenie, as it was the first single malt i fell in love with a few years ago. Since then I’ve taken a liking to peated malts, but i not only , as you might know by now. Imagine how thrilled I was upon hearing of this …

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[16 Jul 2010 | One Comment | 1,763 views]

I will always have a warm corner in my heart for The Balvenie. A few years ago, i didn’t really like whisky. The truth is that i did like whisky, but i didn’t know it… Until then i tasted only bad blends and no wonder i didn’t find them very thrilling. Until one day i visited my good friend Kfir. …