Balvenie DCS Compendium Chapter 1: 1978 vintage – Whisky Advent Calendar Day #10

Balvenie 1978 DCS Compendium Chapter One

Sometimes I get to do particularly ridiculous whisky things and today’s post is about one of them.

It’s not every day you get to drink whisky that was distilled four days after you were born, on a boat, motoring down the Thames and going underneath Tower Bridge, which had been raised to allow you through.

I bloody love boats.

So, day #10 – Balvenie 1978, part of Chapter One of the DCS Compendium.

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Maltstock 2012 Part 2 – Balvenie with Sam Simmons

My second tasting at Maltstock was the one I put at the top of my list – The Balvenie with Global Brand Ambassador Sam Simmons. Sam is a Whisky Exchange alumnus and I’ve bumped into him a bunch over the last year or so, but I’ve only managed to attend one of his tastings, a double header with UK ambassador Andrew Forrester. So, having heard tales of how good his Maltstock session was last year I was rather pleased to get a spot this time.

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