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Balvenie New Wood 17yo

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Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Apr 08, 2006 1:42 pm

MGillespie wrote:You were there and didn't say hello???

DOH!! This was my first time at any whisky event, so I was running around like a kid in a candy store... It didn't even occur to me that you'd be there. Doh!

Now are you going to the SMSW thing on May 3rd in NYC?

OMG, something just hit me. Did you interview an older man at the Balvenie table?? I went up to it just as he was being interviewed by somebody with a lot of equipment...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:47 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:
MGillespie wrote:Let us know what you think of it...not sure if it'll be available over here...


Mark, it's available in the States or will be very shortly. You might try calling Spirit Haus in Amherst, if you know the shop...

I tried it at Whisky Live and it's a nice drink. I also tried the Balvenie 30, which I preferred. :D :D

Think I also prefer the 21 yo Portwood, but by a smaller margin...


Spirit Haus! I used to live in that place!
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:58 pm

MrT, so YOU'RE the guy who cleaned them out!! :wink:

I've never been to the shop, but the people there are VERY nice and helpful over the phone. :D
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Postby MGillespie » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:09 am

Sherried Malt wrote:
MGillespie wrote:You were there and didn't say hello???

DOH!! This was my first time at any whisky event, so I was running around like a kid in a candy store... It didn't even occur to me that you'd be there. Doh!

Now are you going to the SMSW thing on May 3rd in NYC?

OMG, something just hit me. Did you interview an older man at the Balvenie table?? I went up to it just as he was being interviewed by somebody with a lot of equipment...


Umm...yeah, that would have been me... :roll:
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Apr 09, 2006 11:04 am

MGillespie wrote:
Sherried Malt wrote:
MGillespie wrote:You were there and didn't say hello???

DOH!! This was my first time at any whisky event, so I was running around like a kid in a candy store... It didn't even occur to me that you'd be there. Doh!

Now are you going to the SMSW thing on May 3rd in NYC?

OMG, something just hit me. Did you interview an older man at the Balvenie table?? I went up to it just as he was being interviewed by somebody with a lot of equipment...


Umm...yeah, that would have been me... :roll:


Told you I was in my own little world..! :D
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Apr 10, 2006 4:54 am

Sherried Malt wrote:MrT, so YOU'RE the guy who cleaned them out!! :wink:

I've never been to the shop, but the people there are VERY nice and helpful over the phone. :D


I used to live in a house just over back, a walk through the tall grass. Just beer in those days, though. I was in the try-everything phase, and they had a lot. I believe they have a nice little selection of malts, and I stop in once in a long while, but more often I'm over in Northampton at Table & Vine. Anyone passing through Amherst should check it out, though.
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Postby Fang » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:40 am

Hi,

Okay, so has anyone actually tasted the 17YO New Wood rather than just take some sour sods view ?

I've got one of these and a Single Barrel from 2005CE and would love to know which one I should keep sacred ?

ttfn,
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p.s. No need to reply with US/Canadian Tax Issues, no really you don't.
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Postby MGillespie » Sat Jul 08, 2006 12:45 am

Fang, I have tasted it, and it is excellent...this is the one to keep sacred (buy two or three if you can), because they'll make Single Barrel for years, but this is the only time the New Wood will be available...

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Postby Fang » Sat Jul 08, 2006 1:01 am

Mark,

MGillespie wrote:Fang, I have tasted it, and it is excellent...this is the one to keep sacred (buy two or three if you can), because they'll make Single Barrel for years, but this is the only time the New Wood will be available...

Mark


Thank you for that.
The guy in Milroys (off Soho Square) claimed it would be good, but I was never sure given that he (also) was selling it, so It's good to get a non-biased view.

I'm only being a little precious of my 15YO SB as this is the first one I've managed to get home (I was given one as a leaving present at work 7 years ago, got drunk, and left it on the train - never to be seen again).

have a good evening,
Fang (also a Mark)
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Postby MGillespie » Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:28 am

Glad to help!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 10, 2006 9:21 am

It is very sweet and quite vanilla, tablet and toffee. Words can't get across just how sweet.
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Postby lexvo » Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:37 pm

Balvenie New Wood 17Y is priced 79,95 euro's here in Holland.

See:
http://www.whiskyvanzuylen.nl/

On the right side click 'whisky', then 'zoeken' and then choose Balvenie New Wood, then click 'zoeken' button.
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good price?

Postby Vange » Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:41 am

I can get it for $69 USD. Is that good?
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Postby MGillespie » Thu Aug 24, 2006 11:40 am

Yeah, that's good...best I've seen it for is $79...and some places sell it for $100!

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