For inexplicable some reason Balvenie has been the hole in my tasting experience for the last 10 years, I think I've had perhaps 3 Balvenies the whole time.
Wouldn't be the association with Glenfiddich, would it?
I still see Glenfiddich's Caoran for sale, though, and that's a far worse whisky in my mind.
I'm amazed this whisky found its way into the bottle. I couldn't believe what a poor, hot, fiery, and out of balance whisky this was. And I was not alone....the bottle came out amongst a gathering of very experienced palates, and we all thought it was woeful.
It gave Glenfiddich a bad name!