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Whats your favourite Balvenie?
Balvenie 12 Year Old Signature
7%
 7%  [ 24 ]
Balvenie 12 Year Old DoubleWood
14%
 14%  [ 46 ]
Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel
37%
 37%  [ 121 ]
Balvenie 21 Year Old PortWood
32%
 32%  [ 104 ]
Balvenie 30 Year Old
8%
 8%  [ 29 ]
Total Votes : 324

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Brummie
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 1:31 pm    Post subject: Whats your favourite Balvenie Reply with quote

I see that the Balvenie 15 Single Barrel has done well in the "Best 15 year old" poll. So i wondered which expression do you enjoy and drink most from Balvenie.

I know there are a few travel retail bottlings and limited edition bottlings but i have kept the poll to options which are available to everyone.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If i was a lottery winner my favourite regular Balvenie would be the Balvenie 30 followed by the Portwood 21 but i am not a lottery winner so if i was to pick my favourite out of these from what i have regularly it would be the 15 having said that all of the Balvenie range is very good.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What can i say i like them all although only had 1 bottle of the 30, excellent. I have had a couple of bottles of the Signature lately and it is very good, the doublewood is a great example of a sherry finished Speyside, the 15 is excellent, the Portwood is one of the best port finished whiskies around.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the Portwood but drink more of the doublewood and 15 single barrel due to price. I agree Alastair the whole Balvenie range is very good and very drinkable. There series of 17 year old limited releases have all been very good also, particularly liked the Balvenie 17 Madiera cask
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree Balvenie has an excellent core range. The Balvenie 30 would be my favourite but i didnt vote for it as i would only have this when splashing out on myself therefore i voted for the 15 single barrel. I must say i have taken to the Founders Reserve replacement the Balvenie Signature.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rate all of them very highly. The Signature and Doublewood are great value. I wish they still had a younger cheaper Port wood, the 21 is excellent but not priced for everyday dramming.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grant M wrote:
There series of 17 year old limited releases have all been very good also, particularly liked the Balvenie 17 Madiera cask
I really enjoyed the Madeira cask also, delicious. i am surprised you dont get more madiera cask finishes from other whisky makers as it is always very drinkable in my experience.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joker wrote:
Grant M wrote:
There series of 17 year old limited releases have all been very good also, particularly liked the Balvenie 17 Madiera cask
I really enjoyed the Madeira cask also, delicious. i am surprised you dont get more madiera cask finishes from other whisky makers as it is always very drinkable in my experience.
I suspect that there are not so many Madiera wine casks readily available (i may be wrong) like there are sherry casks available which is a shame as the madeira casks do add a delicious sweetness and spice.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I went with the Portwood. The Doublewood is undoubtedly fantastic value for money and one of the best whiskies in that price range, but the Portwood is just delicious!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not had the pleasure of the Balvenie 30 but i have heard it is excellent. The Doublewood is very good for the money so is the 15 single barrel but only had one bottle of this. The 21 is delicious. Not got around to trying the Signature but i did enjouy the 10 year Founders Reserve which it replaced.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree the Balvenie 21 PortWood is delicious.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havent had the 30 year old but the 21 portwood is something special.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to say the 30 year old is my favourite but it is a bit out my price range to be a regular dram but i often have the 21 port wood which is delicious.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intersting result but I still think the Golden Cask wins hands down
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

whiskysam wrote:
Intersting result but I still think the Golden Cask wins hands down
probably not in the poll as it is not generally available as it was bottled for travel retail. I have had 1 bottle of it, it is another decent Balvenie but there would be a few other Balvenies i would choose before it.
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