I am a new member to this forum, but I have been drinking SMSW and other whiskeys for 6 years now.
I have a question reguarding the labels on the 15 year Balvenie Single Barrel. I have been drinking this stuff for a few years and on the label the cask number, in cask date, and the bottling date are always printed via a computer, and the bottle number is written by hand. I just picked up a new bottle, and all of those numbers are hand written. I know this may be trivial, but I was curious and I knew this place would be the best place to ask short of calling the Grant company.
Any insight would be great, thank you.
Maybe the printer had run out of ink on that day?
Hmm, interesting. Just looked at my one and only bottle of Balvenie 15 and yes, everything but the bottle number is printed. Might be to symbolise rarity perhaps?
And I like this this whisky too, though I seem to reach for the DW more often!
This was a favorite of mine for a long time, nd it's been quite a while since I had one. I think I will have to rectify that.
I'm not saying David Stewart wrote it, but someone with a human hand and a red fine tipped marker wrote on my label.
Thanks again for all of the quick responses--please keep the ideas comming.
Lawrence wrote:Why don't you ask William Grant, they will give you an answer, let us know too.
Sounds good, on Monday I'm going to give them a quick call-this thing has peaked my intrest. I'll let you all know when I find something out.
Seams like one of those things that is prolly small, but it's different so I really want to find out.
Lynn is going to research further with the folks at Balvenie. I'll keep you all posted.
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The 15 has always been my favourite Balvenie. I particularly enjoyed the version a few years back at 50.4%.
really rich. this was followed by a much drier version at 47.8 which I didn't enjoy quite as much but which was still excellent and distinctive. Yum.
Has anyone else tried different "batches" and have a favourite?
Reggaeblues wrote:Interesting thread. I have similar questions re: the batch number on the abunadh! Hand written or printed to "resemble" hand-written?
Just checked my A'bunadh batch 13, and both batch number and ABV are printed -- both on the box and the bottle.
Kind of like musical artists--someone new and exciting comes along, and people say, "Wow! That was fresh and exciting and different! Do another one just like it!"
I would love for people to review their Single Barrel experiences. Perhaps we wont be able to find the individual cask numbers, but maybe there are some trends from those whiskies distilled in or around the same years--who knows.
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