Daniel and Derek in Belfast

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Daniel and Derek in Belfast

Post by DRT » 13:09 Sun 19 Apr 2015

What could have gone wrong?

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Post by djewesbury » 13:11 Sun 19 Apr 2015

Thanks for reminding me what I did last night Derek, I was a little hazy on the details prior to this.
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Post by PhilW » 15:16 Sun 19 Apr 2015

As a Balvenie fan who hasn't tried the triple-cask yet, please tell us more about it, especially any comparisons to the 15yr Single Barrel and the Carribean cask (our local Sainsbury's unfortunately seems to have run out of the Glenrothes - our recent favoured drink - I have no idea why...).

What were the other (whisky society?) bottles?

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Post by DRT » 18:15 Sun 19 Apr 2015

My memory is a little hazy, I think it might have been the vegetables I nearly ate with my steak, but I seem to recall the Balvenie being excellent.

Perhaps Daniel could post Phil a sample?
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Post by djewesbury » 21:55 Sun 19 Apr 2015

DRT wrote:My memory is a little hazy, I think it might have been the vegetables I nearly ate with my steak, but I seem to recall the Balvenie being excellent.

Perhaps Daniel could post Phil a sample?
Brilliant idea. I'll do that. Email me your address Phil. But do it quickly. The bottle is diminishing.
The SMWS bottlings were many and varied - I invested in a 6-pack from one of their monthly outturns a while back and have been enjoying a different glass every night. We agreed that the grain whisky was a bit like vomit.
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Re: Daniel and Derek in Belfast

Post by Andy Velebil » 23:09 Sun 19 Apr 2015

Did either of you miss a flight the next morning?


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Re: Daniel and Derek in Belfast

Post by PhilW » 16:23 Sat 25 Apr 2015

Very kindly, Daniel sent me a sample of the Balvenie 16yr Triple Cask at Derek's suggestion which was safely received and enjoyed last night.

The initial taste is light and clean, almost a little thin in the front of the mouth, but then at the back of the mouth and particularly right at the back when you swallow is where this shines, very smooth as the power delivers with hints of honey followed by spice and a rich and warming finish that goes on for ages (and ages).

My favourite of the Balvenie range was always the 15yr Single cask, but that is sadly no longer available. I was less impressed with the Portwood finish (which was also very expensive) and the lower-cost Doublewood, but have now found both the Carribean cask and (16yr) Triple cask to be very enjoyable. Neither are perhaps quite as precise as the 15yr Single cask used to be, but both are very enjoyable.

Thank you for sharing and providing me with the opportunity to try it.

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