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Tuesday, 17 January 2012
Whisky Discovery #32
Balvenie Craftsman's Reserve No.1 The Cooper 15 Year Old (59.4%, OB, bottled
Speyside Cask Strength Single Malt Whisky
currently for sale
The tasting kit sent to the lucky Warehouse 24 members
wonderful people of Balvenie offered an opportunity to all it's Warehouse 24 UK
members to register for a live on-line tasting event. 1000
bottles were sent out to the lucky recipients. Each 10cl was hand labelled and
came packaged in a very well made presentation box, complete with two nosing
glasses. The condition was that the whisky should not be tasted until the live
sure how many actually attended, there were circa 250 signed into the website,
but there were others on Twitter and Facebook too. The event was beamed live from
the Balvenie cooperage was hosted by Balvenie Ambassador Sam Simmons along with
their Malt Master David Stewart and Head Cooper Ian McDonald.
whisky, drawn from a single second fill sherry cask, was distilled 15 years ago
and bottled at cask strength of 59.6%
My first dram
rich golden amber, typical of a sherry malt.
definitely the sweet honey Balvenie trademark, with raisins and sultanas, fruit
cake,Christmas cake, cherry, toffee and caramel, and vanilla. Lots going on,
the nose is just wonderful. I can sniff this all night !
sweet and smooth, even at cask strength. Rich fruits and sherry, spices
warming and sweet spiced honey
bottles will be released for sale to the Warehouse 24 members and I'll
definitely be looking out for this opportunity.