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Balvenie 12 yo 'Single Barrel' (47.8%, OB, cask #12759, 2013) - 220114

 


 


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Balvenie- Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Premier Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 8 (4 wash, 4 spirit) - Founded: 1892
Address: Dufftown, Keith, Banffshire, AB55 4DH - Phone: +44 (0) 1340 820 373
Web: www.thebalvenie.com - More info: Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Balvenie 32 yo 1968/2000 ‘Vintage Cask’ (50.8%, OB, cask #7294, 180 bottles)
92 points - Last tasted on July 1, 2005 - Tasting notes here.
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General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Young (<20yo) : Honey Vanilla Caramel Oak Apples Creamy Beeswax Floral Spices Cake
Old (>20yo) : Vanilla Honey Creamy Jam Floral Pepper Chocolate Camphor Quinces

MM Distillery profile:
The Balvenie distillery in Dufftown (not to be confused with the Balvenie castle shown in the picture at the right) was built in 1892 by W. & J. Grant, owners of the Glenfiddich distillery nearby. More than a century later they are still 'sister stills', owned by the very same company that originally built them; William Grant & Sons.... More on Malt Madness.
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Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Balvenie NAS (43%, OB, flat bottle with flags, 1980’s) - 300907
  • Balvenie 'Tun 1401' (48.1%, OB, 2010) - 260711
  • Balvenie 'Tun 1401' (48.1%, OB, batch #2, 2011) - 101011
  • Balvenie 'Tun 1401' (50.4%, OB, batch #4, 2012) - 160612
  • Balvenie 'Tun 1401' (50.1%, OB, batch #5, 2012) - 140912
  • Balvenie 'Tun 1858' (50.4%, OB, for Taiwan, 2012) - 050713
  • Balvenie 8 yo (70 proof, OB, 1970’s) - 030805
  • Balvenie 8 yo (70°proof, OB, leather label, triangular bottle, +/-1970) - 101011
  • Balvenie 10 yo ‘Founder’s Reserve’ (40%, OB, Cognac bottle, 1980’s) - 030805
  • Balvenie 10 yo Founder’s Reserve (40%, OB, 1980's) - 070205
  • Balvenie 10 yo 'Founder's Reserve' (40%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 81
  • Balvenie 10 yo 'Founder's Reserve' (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 80
  • Balvenie 10 yo 'Founder's Reserve' (40%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 79
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'Doublewood' (43%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 72
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'DoubleWood' (43%, OB, +/-2003) - no notes - 84
  • Balvenie 12 yo DoubleWood (40%, OB, 2004) - 111104
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'DoubleWood' (40%, OB, +/-2005) - no notes - 83
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'DoubleWood' (40%, OB, oak/sherry casks, Bottled +/- 2008) - 150109
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'DoubleWood' (40%, OB, +/-2012) - 200513
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'Signature' (40%, OB, batch #001, 2008) - 130508
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'Single Barrel' (47.8%, OB, cask #12715, 2013) - 221013
  • Balvenie 12 yo 'Single Barrel' (47.8%, OB, cask #12759, 2013) - 220114
  • Balvenie 14 yo ‘Roasted Malt’ (47.1%, OB, 34 casks, 2006) - 230906
  • Balvenie 14 yo 'Cuban Selection' (43%, OB, Cuban rum finish, 2009) - 021009
  • Balvenie 14 yo 'Caribbean Cask' (43%, OB, +/-2013) - 100813
  • Balvenie 16 yo 'Triple Cask' (40%, OB, 2013) - 220114
  • Balvenie 17 yo 'Islay Cask' (43%, OB) - 240904
  • Balvenie 17 yo ‘New Wood’ (40%, OB, 79 casks, 2006) - 230906
  • Balvenie 17 yo ‘SherryOak’ (43%, OB, 2007) - 300907
  • Balvenie 17 yo 'Rum Cask Finish' (43%, OB, Bottled +/- 2008) - 150109
  • Balvenie 17 yo 'Madeira Cask' (43%, OB, Madeira finish, 2009) - 021009
  • Balvenie 17 yo 'Peated Cask' (43%, OB, 2010) - 281010
  • Balvenie 17 yo 'DoubleWood' (43%, OB, 2012) - 100813
  • Balvenie 21 yo 'Port Wood' (40%, OB, 1997, 1st Edition) - no notes - 88
  • Balvenie 21 yo PortWood (40%, OB, 2004) - 111104
  • Balvenie 21 yo 'PortWood' (47.6, OB, +/-2012) - 130513
  • Balvenie 30 yo ‘Thirty’ (47.3%, OB, 2004) - 080205
  • Balvenie 30 yo 'Thirty' (47.3%, OB, +/-2013) - 130513
OB - vintage
  • Balvenie 32 yo 1968/2000 ‘Vintage Cask’ (50.8%, OB, cask #7294, 180 bottles) - 010705
  • Balvenie 30 yo 1970/2001 ‘Vintage Cask’ (44.6%, OB, cask #12524, 320 bottles) - 010705
  • Balvenie 34 yo 1971/2005 ‘Vintage Cask’ (47.1%, OB, cask #8935, 219 bottles) - 031005
  • Balvenie 31 yo 1973/2004 (49.7%, OB, cask #9214, 213 bottles) - 130508
  • Balvenie 25 yo 1974/2000 ‘Single Barrel’ (46.9%, OB, cask #10152) - 080205
  • Balvenie 25 yo 1974/2001 ‘Single Barrel’ (46.9%, OB, c #15230) - 010704
  • Balvenie 1976/2008 (52.7%, OB, 231 bottles) - 091008
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1980/1996 'SB' (50.4%, OB, cask #15986) - no notes - 85
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1983/1999 'SB' (50.4%, OB, cask #1318, Btl. 5/10/'99) - no notes - 83
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1985/2001 'Single Barrel' (50.4%, OB) - 110309
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1985/2002 Single Barrel (50.4%, OB) - 070504
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1985/2002 'SB' (50.4%, OB, cask #286) - no notes - 78
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1988/2003 (47.8%, OB, cask #3971) - 240904
  • Balvenie 15 yo Single Barrel 1989/2004 (47.8%, OB, cask #7581) - 111104
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1989/2004 ‘Single Barrel’ (47.8%, OB, cask #7633) - 071205
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1989/2008 'Single Barrel' (47.8%, OB, cask #13493) - 150110
  • Balvenie 1989 PortWood (40%, OB, 2004) - 111104
  • Balvenie 1991 'PortWood' (40%, OB, 2004) - 031005
  • Balvenie 1992 (55%, OB, Balvenie Club, cask #4605, 10cl sample bottle) - 190806
  • Balvenie 1993 'PortWood finish' (40%, OB, 2006) - 150109
Cadenhead
  • Balvenie-Glenlivet 28 yo 1974 (55.3%, Cadenhead, Single Bourbon Barrel, cask #17710) - 091008
  • Balvenie-Glenlivet 29 yo 1974/2004 (48%, Cadenhead, bourbon, 180 bottles) - 071205
  • Balvenie-Glenlivet 12 yo 1979/1992 (59.5%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, 150th Anniversary) - 140912
  • Balvenie-Glenlivet 20 yo 1979/1999 (55.7%, Cadenhead, 300 bottles) - 091008
Dun Eideann
  • Balvenie 16 yo 1973/1989 (46%, Dun Eideann, cask #3488) - 090512
Samaroli
  • Balvenie 1974/1987 (56%, Duthie for Samaroli, 408 bottles) - 150110
Scott's Selection
  • Burnside 1994/2012 (56.7%, Scott's Selection) - 200513
Signatory
  • Balvenie 15 yo 1974/1990 (57.1%, Signatory, cask #18103-18130, 2500 bottles, 75cl) - no notes - 91
Various IB
  • Balvenie-Glenlivet 'As we get it' (108.6°proof, Macfarlane Bruce and Co. Ltd, early 1970s) - 110309
  • Burnside 1992/2013 (52,6%, Gordon & Company, The Pearls of Scotland, cask #7350, 312 bottles) - 080414