Category Archives: The Balvenie

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…

Review: The Balvenie 17 Year New Wood

From 2004-2009, The Balvenie did an annual 17 year release of whisky with finishes that were unusual to the distillery. You’ve may have seen or tried the Madeira Cask finish…

Review: The Balvenie 15 Year Single Barrel (Refill Bourbon)

Next up is a whisky that is truly near and dear to my heart. The Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Year was the first single cask release to be part of…

Review: The Balvenie 14 Year Caribbean Cask

Revisiting my favorite brand once again, I’ll be reviewing the Balvenie’s 14 Year Caribbean Cask. My father asked me if I wanted to have a dram of this recently while…

Review: The Balvenie 12 Year Doublewood

I’ve come to a startling realization recently that is going to be corrected over the next few weeks, starting right now. It should be no surprise to anyone that The…

Experiment: Balvenie Ex-Bourbon to Ex-Sherry Ratios

  Welcome to the inaugural experiment from the Single Malt Savvy Laboratories.   When The Balvenie released their 15 year old Single Sherry Cask in 2014, I soon realized that…