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Balvenie whisky reviews

Balvenie distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1892, currently active
Owned by William Grant & Sons
www.thebalvenie.com

The Balvenie 10y Founder’s Reserve (43%, OB 2006) – 83/100

Balvenie 12 yo Single Barrel (47,8%, OB 2013, first fill bourbon cask #12742) – 82/100

Balvenie 15 yo Single Barrel ‘Sherry Cask’ (47,8%, OB 2014, cask #16293, max. 650 btl.) – 89/100

Balvenie 21y PortWood (40%, OB 2006) – 83/100

The Balvenie 30y ‘Thirty’ (47,3%, OB 2004) – 87/100

Balvenie 14 yo ‘Cuban Selection’ (43%, OB 2009) – 83/100

Balvenie 14y ‘Roasted Malt’ (47,1%, OB 2006) – 78/100

Balvenie 12y ‘Signature’ (40%, OB 2008, batch n°1) – 87/100

Balvenie ‘Tun 1401’ (50,6%, OB 2011, batch 2, around 3000 btl.) – 91/100

Balvenie ‘Tun 1401’ (50,1%%, OB 2012, batch 5, 2862 btl.) – 91/100

Balvenie ‘Tun 1401’ (49,8%, OB 2012, batch 6, 2500 btl.) – 88/100

Balvenie Tun 1401 (50,2%, OB 2013, batch 8, 2.700 btl.) – 92/100

Balvenie ‘Tun 1509’ (47,1%, OB 2014, batch 1) – 90/100

Balvenie ‘Tun 1858’ (50,4%, OB 2012, batch #1, Taiwan) – 90/100

Burnside 25 yo 1989 (50,9%, Maltbarn 2014, bourbon cask, 167 btl.) – 88/100

Burnside 24 yo 1989 (51,7%, Whiskybase 2014, barrel #12452, 207 btl.) – 88/100

4th Confidential Cask, 20 yo 1993 (50,3%, Kintra 2013, bourbon hogshead #1791, 295 btl.) – 84/100

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  • Tony: Yes, lower! It is almost unheard of for a more recent and older aged bottling to be 30% cheaper than the previously released one. Maybe that also help
  • Tony: True - I had it in my basket in one web shop as soon as it was announced, but it disappeared before I could check out! Luckily I have some of the prev
  • WhiskyNotes: I don't know, Gal. This kind of bottle is either sold out through pre-orders, or in a webshop five minutes after it appears online.

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