This distillery is essentially the training ground for staff operating the far larger distillery next door, ... Glenfiddich.
Old style bottles are now collectors items and the newer cream labeled bottles are generally of a high quality although a few blemished offerings have appeared recently along with odd wood styles like 'toasted oak', ... yeh! whatever ! and 'new wood' .. 'sappy'.
The 15 y.o. cask strength Balvenie is regularly, dependably good. 90/100
Feb:'10 - Doublewood 12yo 83/100, Signature 85/100