Speyside 29 1989 The Whisky Agency Heads & Tails

A few months ago I was speaking with a whisky buddy of mine. I mentioned that I was a Balvenie fan, which struck a neuron in his head. Turns out there was a whisky coming in. While we can’t say for certain that it was Balvenie, the rumours were that it was peated Balvenie. But those are just rumours. And we all know what rumours… Continue reading Speyside 29 1989 The Whisky Agency Heads & Tails

Balvenie Tasting – Event Recap

In March, we had a tasting event with Jamie Johnson (@bourbonthing), the Balvenie Brand Ambassador for Canada. Jamie blew everyone’s expectations out of the water, bringing us 9 different expressions to try, including some unicorn bottles, as well as new make and barrel-seasoning rum! The drams were tasted were: Balvenie 12 Doublewood Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask Balvenie 17 Doublewood Balvenie 21 Portwood Balvenie 12 Single … Continue reading Balvenie Tasting – Event Recap

Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask

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… Continue reading Balvenie 14 Peated Triple Cask

Balvenie 14 2002 Peat Week

Thanks to whiskytanuki for taking the amazing pics at the recent tasting. With Spring slowly coming, we all do some spring cleaning. Well those of us who don’t show up on TLC reality shows do at least. For some distilleries, doing runs of unpeated whisky or peated whisky is very similar. They spring clean their distilleries with it. However Balvenie 14 2002 Peat Week is different, as it’d be… Continue reading Balvenie 14 2002 Peat Week

Balvenie 12 Single Barrel

Thanks to whiskytanuki for taking the amazing pics at the recent tasting. As the Balvenie tasting continued, I was very happy to see Balvenie 12 Single Barrel was part of it. Specifically a member on reddit had asked why I had never tried Balvenie 12 Single Barrel. Sadly the price is a bit up there at the LCBO, and as such, I hadn’t gotten the chance. The Single Barrels bottles… Continue reading Balvenie 12 Single Barrel