The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch #1

December 3, 2014

Tasting notes: The nose on this— –“I seem to have drunk all of mine.”  [Bill, with a furrow of befuddlement in his brow.].  “What?!”  [John and Stephen, [...]

The Balvenie 17 Year Old Madeira Cask

August 20, 2014

Tasting notes: Approaching the nose on this discontinued dram is like nosing half of a lemon skin holding caramel custard, candied oranges from Victorian era, orange oil from [...]

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 [...]
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