Blend #1 18 year old – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

That Boutique-y Whisky Company “ Who are you, Who are you.. “  Well that’s easy to answer, That Boutiquey Whisky Company are an award winning independent bottler who belong under the umbrella of Atom brands.. The company are becoming one of the big boys within the whisky world’s independent bottlers, boasting a very impressive count…

Balvenie First fill (bottle your own)

One of the best things about visiting a distillery for me is the chance to try whisky direct from the cask, it gives you that feeling that your part of something special, then when you get the chance to bottle whisky from the cask it just makes it all that bit more special..  These days…

Balvenie 15 single barrel

Balvenie needs no introduction from me, as it is one of my favourite distilleries that has almost been overshadowed by its sister distillery Glenfiddich for so long.  Over more recent years whisky lovers are really starting to appreciate just how good the whisky coming from within the walls actually is and David Stewart, the one…

The Balvenie Craftsman’s Dinner.. Tweet Tasting..

Balvenie whisky and Steve Rush (@thewhiskywire) just held an amazing live tasting on twitter and I once again had the extreme privilege to be included on the night.. The tasting was to be held in support of The Craftsman Dinner which is held each year by Michelin starred chef Michel Roux and the Balvenie to…

BALVENIE 17yo DOUBLEWOOD.

Ok so having just reviewed the little sister known as the 12yo Doublewood it wold seem rude not to say hello to the 17yo version and just see if the  extra years of maturation have done anything extra.. As with the 12 yo this has been mainly matured in re-fill bourbon casks before given a…

BALVENIE DOUBLEWOOD 12yo

There are a good number of iconic distilleries in Scotland, some are instantly recognised by just about everyone and some are still hidden gems known to those who are truly in the whisk geek class but today’s dram is one of those distilleries that just used to be fairly unknown but these days the name…

BALVENIE 12 TRIPPLE CASK.

The balvenie distillery has become quite an iconic distillery of late with most whisky drinkers having tasted at least one expression, usually the doublewood but recently balvenie have released the tripple cask..  This 12yo is matured in 3 types of wood, firstly traditional re-fill casks plus first fill bourbon barrels and not forgetting those very…

BALVENIE 12yo Single barrel.

A couple of years back Balvenie released a younger version of the fantastic 15yo single barrel ( bourbon cask ) the 12yo first fill single barrel was born, each bottle is drawn from a single first fill bourbon cask that has matured for at least 12years.. These bottles are quite unique in that there is…

BALVENIE 1982 sherry butt.

Balvenie is one of those distilleries that just manages to keep giving us fantastic quality, alright it isn’t the cheapest but these days you have to pay for quality !  So when I recently visited the distillery for a tour I was as usual quite excited, not only do I love looking round this distillery…

Balvenie visit (2016)

Today ( 31-5-16 ) I had the pleasure of visiting the Balvenie distillery again, today our tour guide was Charles, he has stepped in due to David been away with the new compendium series.  So as usual upon arrival we were offered either tea or coffee during an informal chat and then the early part…

Balvenie tour

Every now and again you look at things and smile to yourself.. This happened to me on my last visit to speyside.  I had planned a trip up to the promised land, done the phone calls, just one left to do.. Balvenie, the phone rings, a polite lady answers.. ” good morning Balvenie distillery,  how…

Balvenie 41yo single cask.

Back in June (2015) I had the pleasure of visiting the Balvenie distillery, during this visit and tour I had the extreme pleasure of sampling a single cask 41 yo Balvenie, this was the sample given to those who are warehouse 24 members..Even better I was able to bottle up another sample to review.. This…

Balvenie

Owner.. William Grant & sons. Founded.. 1892. Region.. Speyside. Capacity.. 6 800 000 litres. Tel.. 01340 820373 Web.. http://www.thebalvenie.com Tours by appointment. Bottle your own [usually 3 casks] We still grow our own barley and keep faith with a traditional malting floor, the last of its kind in the Scottish Highlands. Our resident coppersmith maintains…