The Balvenie is a Speyside distillery that creates a wide range of single malt whiskies. They span from a baseline 12 year old, to a high-end 50 year old mammoth of a whisky. The Balvenie has the ability to please both the whisky newbie, as well as the whisky vet. Their output is consistent in both availability and quality, and thusly can tend to be overlooked save for their special releases. When asked what a good entry level single malt looks like, BWG will often point someone towards The Balvenie DoubleWood. This affordable scotch has very pleasant, very discernible notes of oak and vanilla. It’s not overly complex, but does a good job of introducing a novice to the world of single malt scotch.One of our favorite summertime single malts continues to be The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 – A wonderfully affordable single malt with a excellent balance of bright vanilla-rum flavors. Next time your scouring the shelves looking for a single malt to settle on, BWG recommends trying any one of the whiskies in The Balvenie’s range – cheers!
To read our official review of The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14, click here.
To read our review of The Balvenie Single Cask 15, click here.
Several products from The Balvenie are available locally at Gates Circle Liquor.