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Balvenie Founder's Reserve

Overall rating
83.91/100
votes
150
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L15L 7567 13:14
Barcode
5010327505107
Added on
30 May 2007 9:47 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 206,80

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150 × member ratings

596 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balvenie Founder's Reserve

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.91 points

  1. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Again, a typical example of a Balvenie I do not like at all, shallow, weak, slightly bitter, nothing special.
    • Nose
      Typical Balvenie, malt, light nuttiness, almost even hops, a little beery, ginger, apple with peel, light citrus notes, not particularly aromatic, not very different from the current standard
    • Taste
      Fresh apple, mixed red and green, some orange peel, citrus notes are now stronger, the light nut is still there, some cereals, bright, young oak, vanilla and light honey, but all go something in a uniform porridge, including the malt and hops are easy to feel
    • Finish
      Malt, dry, young oak, hops, apple seeds and peel, but not the pulp, short to medium

  2. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Halem scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  5. Bart Joosten scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram. One of my favorite Delicate Whisky.

    Nose: citrus, aple, honey and vanilla

    Taste: Gentle beginning then apple, vanilla and a lot of honey with a little ginger.

    Finish: Rich but not so long. Rather sweet than dry
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I always liked this bottling and it was much better than the new 12 Signature bottling.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    The nose is really nice, but the overall package can not convince
    • Nose
      very nice fruitiness, apples, orange. Some honey, malt. Not very complex, but nice.
    • Taste
      very gentle onset, little body, faint aromas of ginger, sugar, malt. Unfortunately, very little to discover here.
    • Finish
      short, sweet

  9. kulideli scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: apple or similar, citrus, vanilla (short) "oak", malt, honey? Sherry;

    Taste: Light sweetness, strong, dry, pleasant, fruits, chocolate, berries;

    Finish: medium, strawberry, plums
    Conclusion: A great 10-er!

  10. Armin Fuchs scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    … just good enough to pour it over chocolate ice cream … - sorry.

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