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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Balvenie 12 Single Barrel First Fill Reply with quote

You may already have come across this one as I have been a little slow off the mark announcing it but i only just got to taste it last night and have just added a piece to the Whisky News section about the new Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill, which as its title suggests has been matured exclusively in a single first fill American ex-Bourbon barrel for 12 years.

The Balvenie 12 year Single Barrel effectively replaces the much loved Balvenie 15 year old Single Barrel but for a while at least you will see both together on the the shelves in whisky shops as The Balvenie 15 year old Single Barrel will be slowly phased out.

The Balvenie 12 Year Old Single Barrel First Fill is bottled at 47.8% abv and is a non chill-filtered, as we like it.

At £45 a bottle for a single cask 47.8% abv non chill-filtered distillery bottling of this quality in today's market is not bad at all.

More about it and my tasting note here:
www.scotchmaltwhisky.co.uk/balvenie12singlebarrel.htm
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have tried the First Fill 12 yr old Single Barrel and agree it is very good, whilst visiting Balvenie last year the tour I was on went into Wharehouse 24 and tried three samples from three different aged casks one of them and the one I bought was a 12 yr old first fill bourbon cask it was fantastic, I wonder if we were being used to decide on the next release as detailed accounts were kept of the samples bought by the group I was in, the other two casks were a 12 yr old sherry and 14 yr old bourbon both also very nice.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have been in touch with one of the Balvenie twitter feeds. Demand for this bottling is very high, so they have released several different casks in this first wave.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed TWE went out of stock fast. Cheers for the write up William, i cant wait to get hold of a bottle now.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am looking forward to trying this.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I havent got hold of a bottle yet but very much looking forward to it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I managed to get a bottle, probably open it over the Easter weekend.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would love to taste this but cant find it available anywhere Confused Confused Confused

Why launch a whisky and fail to supply it Question
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T wrote:
I would love to taste this but cant find it available anywhere Confused Confused Confused

Why launch a whisky and fail to supply it Question


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Try The Whisky Shop they are still showing bottles available £49.99 (10% discount if you become a member of their club then it costs £45.00 ) hope this helps.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

James T wrote:
I would love to taste this but cant find it available anywhere Confused Confused Confused

Why launch a whisky and fail to supply it Question


Loch Fyne Whisky still has it aswell. They are also about to relase another batch so other retailers will be back in stock soon.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

minesascotch wrote:
James T wrote:
I would love to taste this but cant find it available anywhere Confused Confused Confused

Why launch a whisky and fail to supply it Question


James T

Try The Whisky Shop they are still showing bottles available £49.99 (10% discount if you become a member of their club then it costs £45.00 ) hope this helps.

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Typical Whisky Shop pricing charging £49.99 when the RRP is £45
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Genuine Risk cheers for the tip about the next batch being on the way, I missed the first batch at The Whisky Exchange and have an order to place at TWE so i may leave off till after easter and see if they get more and i can add it to my order and save a bit on pastage.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was drinking the new Balvenie 12 Single Barrel last night with a friend (his bottle) and we both loved it. I will be getting myself a bottle now.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If anyone is looking for a bottle of the Balvenie 12 Single Barrel First Fill The Whisky Exchange have it in stock again but i dont expect it to be there long. You will find it here:

www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-19374.aspx
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

William wrote:
If anyone is looking for a bottle of the Balvenie 12 Single Barrel First Fill The Whisky Exchange have it in stock again but i dont expect it to be there long. You will find it here:

www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-19374.aspx
Cheers William just ordered a bottle amongst a few others.
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