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Balvenie Founder's Reserve

Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
49
Whiskybase ID
12643
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
old label, cognac shaped bottle with "10 year" mark
Bottled
1980s
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
5010327000794
Added on
27 Dec 2009 2:22 pm

Average value

€ 424.00

4 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Founder's Reserve

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A quirky Balvenie from the old days. Though the palate might be weakend because of some old bottle effect.
    • Nose
      Rubber, maggi and a little metalic edge. A tad 'dirty' I would say. Some notes of sherry.
    • Taste
      Oaky and more sherry. Bitter-sweetness. Stuffed peppers. Thin mouthfeel. Dryness.
    • Finish
      Short. A little spicy in the end.

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

    Tasty, old style, port?), In the blind you would not have guessed what it is ...

  3. toklian scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F20 B20

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2003]  I had this dram during an "Old 10 Years" tasting at Bonn-Mehlem. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this dram 80.  My notes state a yellow gold colour and a few fast legs (what indicates a medium oily texture).  The nose is about the typical Balvenie honeyed profile with hints of fruits (green apples, berries?).  Some vanilla, everlasting flowers, cereal, raisins and plum jam aromas too.  The arrival is slightly peppery and drying.  The taste is sweet with just minor honey flavours and a little fruity and sherry aromas.  The finish is short and gets bitter.

    So obviously this was a rather weak batch, bad luck...

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