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Balvenie 12 or 21?

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Balvenie 12 or 21?

Postby ScotchPalate » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:44 am

I'd like to get a bottle of Balvenie. Most all of their line has received excellent reviews. Price not being an issue, between the 12 yr and the 21 yr. which do you prefer?

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Postby bamber » Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:51 am

21yo for me.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:12 am

21 here also :wink:
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Postby corbuso » Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:28 pm

I prefer the 12, but the two whiskies are quite different. One has been finished in sherry wood and the second one in Port. Since I am not fond of the Port finishes, I prefer to go to the 12th, although my favourite is the 15 YO.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Oct 07, 2006 4:49 pm

Perhaps you'll consider the Balvenie 10 Founders Reserve? It's very. very good.
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Postby Jan » Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:48 pm

I like them both - hard choice really.

But go for the 21 - it's really a quite good dram.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:24 pm

I had a chance to taste the port wood while on Holiday in portugal last week and found it much more interesting that the 12 DW which I found a bit too smooth bordering on bland but that's just me :shock:
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Postby Oliver » Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:37 pm

The 21 is in another class then the 12 inmho. However, its in another price class too ...
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Postby Dubois » Tue Oct 10, 2006 4:03 pm

Between your 2 choices I would go for the 21 Yr. But personally ,I have to join Lawrence and Corbuso : IMHO the 10 Founder's reserve & the 15 Single Cask are the best .
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