Balvenie 21 Portwood [Re-Review]

Thanks to whiskytanuki for taking the amazing pics at the recent tasting. Recently the Toronto Whisky Society was privileged enough to have a Balvenie tasting. And not just any Balvenie tasting, but one with Jame Johnson, our resident Brand Ambassador slash co-host of The Whisky Topic. And I was happy enough to join. The line-up was pretty epic, however as a biased person who likes Balvenie (cause I’m a… Continue reading Balvenie 21 Portwood [Re-Review]

Balvenie 21 Madeira Cask [Mystery Review]

Thanks to /u/cake_my_day for sending me this sample. It’s been awhile since I’ve had the chance to review a Balvenie. The company keeps it’s casks back to themselves, thus there’s less IBs. They release whiskies at a sensible rate, though some fans would disagree and say not enough. Secondly Balvenie’s releases tend to be high end. Beyond the standard 12, 14 Carribean Cask, 15 Single Barrel,… Continue reading Balvenie 21 Madeira Cask [Mystery Review]

Balvenie 15 Single Barrel – Sherry Cask

Thanks to Rob from Whisky In The 6 for gifting me the remainder of this bottle! Checkout his reviews on YouTube (just search “Whisky in the 6”) Balvenie 15, Single Barrel – Sherry Cask, (European Sherry Butt) 47.8% ABV, $105 USD Nose: Nice rich sherry. Raisins, red plums, pears, green apple, starfruit. Taste: Really nice chocolate notes, chocolate cake, carrot cake without the carrot (just … Continue reading Balvenie 15 Single Barrel – Sherry Cask

Spirit of Toronto 2017

Yesterday marked the annual Spirit of Toronto tasting event at the Roy Thomson Hall. An absolute must for the whisky enthusiast, Spirit of Toronto offers an all-inclusive experience with a wide range vendors and expressions. This was the second consecutive year I attended, and once again I had an amazing evening. One of the best features about Spirit of Toronto are the Masterclasses offered each … Continue reading Spirit of Toronto 2017

Three Balvenie 12s: Doublewood, Signature and Triple Cask + 16 Triple Cask

Today I decided to review the Balvenie 12 Triple Cask, as I’d had a mini in my sample bag for a few months, and wondered how the review would compare to past Balvenie 12s I’ve had. So here’s a three-way comparison that’s also a bit of a time capsule of my reviewing over the past few years, as I looked at each of these in … Continue reading Three Balvenie 12s: Doublewood, Signature and Triple Cask + 16 Triple Cask