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The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby SoMK » Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:43 am

I don't know what it was but the flight from Toronto was delayed senseless, hence I missed connecting flight to Edimburg and ended up spending time at friend's in London.. Not bad per se but it's a surprise I could have lived without :D
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:32 am

Thanks so much for your notes, Tross! It looks like I have to find the 17 yo Sherry Oak now...
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:26 pm

After a hectic week-end i've finally gotten round to trying the Balvenie samples Matt kindly sent

The Balvenie Signature 12yo Batch 1

The Balvenie
Signature 12yo Batch one
Honey , Spices , a wee bit of orange , touchy Earthy .
A bit flat on the palate , Slight Sherry , dried fruit .
Medium , more dried Xmas cake Fruits than anything else .
Not the usual Speyside Floralness , Nothing to make me run out and buy a bottle though !
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12 Years Old
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Balvenie Double Wood

The Balvenie
Double Wood
Heather, malty , a wee bit of Honeysuckle .
Tablet , a slight bit of white pepper in the background .
The sherry comes through on the finish , long .
Don't like this as much as the first one .
Burnished copper
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12 Years Old
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Balvenie Single Barrel 15yo

The Balvenie
Single Barrel 15yo Cask 8242
Citrus (Lemon) , Grass Meadows , Vanilla .
Porridge Oats with Golden Syrup , Malty , Vanilla .
Long , Peppery , floral .
My favourite so far , still not enough there to make me buy a bottle .
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15 Years Old
1990
47.8%
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Balvenie 21yo Portwood

The Balvenie
Portwood 21yo
Heather honey , Red currants , Musky , touch dried fruits .
Creamy fudge , spices , not a lot of Port .
Medium with fudge .
Not a lot of Portwood , was this finished in portwood or fully matured ? Not as good as the 15yo but better than the first two .
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21 Years Old
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40%
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Long time since i've had a Balvenie , nice to try them again but nothing here to make me want to revisit them again soon .
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:03 am

On Tuesday night I finally had a wee bit of the Balvenie 12y Doublewood, which I really enjoyed. Lots of vanilla and honey to be enjoyed in that one. And last night, just getting over a cold this week, my tongue and palate was quite sensitive and thus tingled and seemed spiced, but that's just me and my condition. Also, on first nosing of it, I did detect a little plastic, like Bourbon sometimes yields, which dissipated after a few minutes in the glass. Looking forward to tasting the others soon, not totally over this congestion and cold yet though.
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat Apr 19, 2008 6:40 pm

Will a new thread be set up by Matt for the Caol Ila tasting today??
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:06 pm

I was hoping. I had Mikey inform Matt because I was in the field that week.
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:11 pm

I PM'd him earlier today, but it has not been read, so no reply back.
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:18 pm

I think it's safe to say Matt has forgotten. Ganga, would you like to start a thread for us?
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Matt2 » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:36 pm

:oops:
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Di Blasi » Sun Apr 20, 2008 3:50 pm

"It happens!" Not frequently in this case so I wouldn't worry about it Matt, everything else you do makes up for it, just enjoy the sunshine!
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Re: The Balvenie - 29 March 2008 @ 7pm GMT

Postby Ryguy » Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:18 pm

No problem Matt, Ganga too charge for us. The tasting went very well!
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