Category Archives: The Balvenie

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year RumCask

For a good part of the aughts, The Balvenie released an annual 17 year old limited edition expression. In 2008, that expression was The Balvenie 17 Year RumCask. This whisky…

Review: The Balvenie Stories Range 2019

The Balvenie Stories is Balvenie for a new generation. This new range is the first in what I anticipate will be a series of special releases driven by the stories…

Balvenie 30

Review: The Balvenie 30 Year

It’s no secret that I love The Balvenie. The house flavor profile really works for me and I’m a big fan of William Grant and Sons as a company. The…

Balvenie 17 Year Doublewood

Review: The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Year

Balvenie Doublewood was my gateway whisky. It was the bottle that made me realize how good a single malt could be even with a beginner’s palate. Aside from its place…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Sherry Cask)

2014 was a rough year for my relationship with The Balvenie. The discontinuation of my two favorite bottlings (Single Refill Bourbon Barrel 15 Year and Tun 1401) had me questioning…

Review: The Balvenie 50 Year Cask 191

As you have probably read by now, I got an opportunity recently to taste The Balvenie’s Cask 191 with David Stewart, the Balvenie team, and some fellow social media personalities….

Review: The Balvenie Cask 100 33 Year Sherry Butt

I’ve had a lot of Balvenie in my day. I’ve tried it bourbon barrel-matured, finished in Port casks, Rum casks, Madeira casks, and in different proportions and combinations including my…

Review: The Balvenie 21 Year Portwood

I have been a big fan of Balvenie’s Portwood for a long time. It’s another one of those drams that really showcases the versatility of Balvenie’s honeyed house style in…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year SherryOak

The Balvenie’s 17 Year SherryOak was their 2007 17 Year release and it was the first time a 100% sherried Balvenie was bottled by the distillery. This was high up…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year Madeira Cask

The Balvenie 17 Year Madeira Cask was coming on the scene right around the time I really started paying attention to single malts. This ended up being the last of…