Your favorite Balvenie

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Which Balvenie have you enjoyed the most?

Balvenie 10 Years Founder's Reserve
Balvenie 12 Years Doublewood
Balvenie 15 YearsSingle Barrel
Balvenie 21 Years PortWood
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Your favorite Balvenie

Postby Dubois » Tue May 16, 2006 3:08 pm

Which Balvenie have you enjoyed the most?

My favorite is 15 Years Single Barrel.

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Postby Lawrence » Tue May 16, 2006 3:22 pm

I've enjoyed the 10 quite a bit and also the 1991 Port Wood.

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Postby bernstein » Tue May 16, 2006 3:28 pm

The Founders Reserve evokes some sweet memories - for some sentimental reasons...
The 15yo (beware, just had one bottle!) stands out from the crowd.

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Postby Frodo » Tue May 16, 2006 4:28 pm

1991 Portwood here although honorable mention goes to the Doublewood as everytime I drink it, I'm impressed by how inexpensive it is.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue May 16, 2006 7:03 pm

Of the ones mentioned, the 15, hands down. I had a dram of the 30 once, though...wowie kazowie. Wish I could afford a bottle!

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Postby Mr Ellen » Tue May 16, 2006 7:22 pm

They are all very good and it's hard to choose the number one. I regularly drink of the Doublewood and the younger Port Wood expressions and these are both fantastic drams. I have also tried the Islay Cask which was far better than I had expected...honey and peat in an amazing combination.
If I were to choose only one of the above I would go for the 15y. old. I just love the vanilla and coconut nose and although it's a Single Cask it's amazing how the quality remains from year to year.


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Postby Jan » Tue May 16, 2006 7:39 pm

Think I have to vote for the 21yo Portwood. But based on the single dram of 15yo old I have had, I think this would have been the favourite if I had had a chance to sample it more extensively. (Still need to finish a few bottles, before opening more. :( )

That said, I enjoy the DW a lot and the 10yo is a cracking dram also....

Heck - if I could vote "Every one" I think that would be the option for me - Balvenie is just a very good dram IMHO. :D


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Postby karlejnar » Tue May 16, 2006 8:48 pm

Single Barrel 15yo for me :P

The Port Wood is nice too

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Postby bamber » Wed May 17, 2006 9:46 am

SB for me too, but I've only tried the first 3.

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Postby jimidrammer » Wed May 17, 2006 2:00 pm

The 15 for me also. The unique bubblegum nose brings a smile to my face every time. The 21 PortWood is a close second if not on par. Stared at a 25yo in it's wooden box once but couldn't bring myself to go the $275US price tag. :cry:

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Postby Choochoo » Wed May 17, 2006 2:11 pm

The 15 is my #1, but I've never had the 21.

The 12 is good, sometimes I like it, other times it doesn't do much for me.

I had a glass of the 25yo while at a bar in Boston. It could have been the somewhat distracting setting, while it wasn't bad by any means, it didn't make any major impression.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu May 18, 2006 12:36 am

The 25 is very nice indeed, but I think the 15 has more character.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu May 18, 2006 1:37 am

Brucie! :shock:
The 15 is fine, IMHO, but I truly prefer the 25 yo Single Cask and it is my personal favorite Balvenie. Oh, and I don't need to...
try them again in a different order. In fact, try every possible permutation...
:D :D :D Musky Pete

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Postby Skauge » Mon May 29, 2006 9:55 am

I like the PortWood a lot - one of my all time favorites.

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