The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #9

November 12, 2013

[We were lucky enough to nose this amazing whisky as it married in the hallowed Tun 1401 at the distillery this past summer.  We’re thrilled to experience it now from [...]

The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Year Old

June 16, 2013

Tasting notes: To eschew simile in favor of metaphor, The Balvenie Doublewood 17 Year Old is two eight and a half year-olds.  This is no dig at its flavor profile: eight and [...]

The Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel

June 7, 2013

Tasting notes: Poe once wrote about The Tell Tale Heart.  Had he the great good fortune of pouring out a measure of the Balvenie 12 Single Barrel, he might have written [...]

The Balvenie Tun 1401, Batch #3

January 16, 2012

Tasting notes:       Today, class, we’re going to explore a new topic in journalism by examining the works of novelists Kingsley Amis, Ernest Hemingway, and Thomas [...]

The Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch #2

December 8, 2011

[Balvenie Distillery Ambassador David Mair was kind enough to provide Stephen with this sample and an amazing tour when Stephen visited The Balvenie Distillery in September [...]

The Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask

December 5, 2010

Tasting notes      Arrrgh, Matey, it be time for me to uncork a bottle I jiggered from me skipperrrr. Do me a favor and scrrrawl down me words in that prrrretty boy [...]

The Balvenie Portwood 21

June 28, 2010

Tasting notes: Upon decanting this tiny bottle into an absurdly tiny nosing glass (here at the Impostor, we try to do things to scale), one is struck by the dark color of [...]
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