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The Balvenie 10yr Founders Reserve

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  • Distiller:

    Balvenie

  • Bottler:

    Balvenie

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: Balvenie Founders Reserve 10 Years is a great sipping whisky and a good daily drinker. If it were still around I’d be picking it up on the regular.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's light, sweet and floral and although I really wish I could try it at cask strength, its not a bad dram as it is.
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  • Nose:

    Sweet, barley and yeasty dough notes. Some vanilla cream, light honey and some pleasant floral notes. Reminds me of a younger double wood.

  • Taste:

    Mild, thin, mouth feel. Honey, vanilla cream, light floral notes, its very Balvenie. No doubt.

  • Finish:

    Short to medium, no heat and no noticeable proof. Sweet and doughy, one dimensional but sweet, light and would have been a great summer sipper with the sunset.

  • Overall:

    It's good but nothing exceptionally different than standard Balvenie. It's light, sweet and floral and although I really wish I could try it at cask strength, it's not a bad dram as it is. Certainly too low in the proof which I wager is the source of the delicacy but there are no major negative flaws to speak of. For this reason, I'm giving this dram a 5.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
  • Our in house critic rates spirits on a scale of 0-10 (10 best) and is aggregated the same as external sources
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