Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask

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Thanks to whiskytanuki for taking the amazing pics at the recent tasting.

I spoke in my previous review of a Balvenie of the experiments that started back in 2001 and how Balvenie got it’s groove back..

Wait, no, that was a woman who went to the Caribbean. Balvenie just decided to try peated things.

The other release from Balvenie that uses their peated malt (that I tried during a Balvenie tasting) is Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask. This is actually the first peated Balvenie released, launched onto the travel retail market.

Like other Triple Cask releases, this is matured in three casks: First-fill bourbon, refill Bourbon, and Sherry.

So the question is how this differs from the second release, which is all refill bourbon. Same age between them, similar vintage (maybe, not really stated, that’s incorrect).

The question that comes up then is: How will these two differ? Let’s…

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