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LCBO's Balvenie 10yr old = Balvenie 10yr Founder's Reserve?

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LCBO's Balvenie 10yr old = Balvenie 10yr Founder's Reserve?

Postby ROMANO » Wed Dec 20, 2006 4:07 am

Hello all, I am new to the forum and have a question. I am recently looking to purchase a honey/smooth whisky to drink during the holiday season.
I've been searching this forum looking for a whisky with more of a honey/vanilla taste and on the sweeter side. The Balvenie and GLENFIDDICH SOLERA seems to be mentioned the most.

I am planning to make a visit to my local LCBO before friday to purchase one of the above unless I get recommended something else.However, I see people mention the Balvenie 10yr "Founder's Reserve" and was wondering if the Balvenie 10 yr old "without the Founder's reserve" sold at the LCBO for $45 CDN the same thing?

Any help or recommendation will be much appreciated.
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Postby JAL3 » Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:18 am

Hi Romano, yes it is -- it was also my first ever bottle of malt whisky too! The 10-year-old Balblair available through the LCBO is also very nicely honeyed as well, to my rather inexperienced palate.
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Re: LCBO's Balvenie 10yr old = Balvenie 10yr Founder's Reser

Postby Frodo » Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:01 am

ROMANO wrote:I've been searching this forum looking for a whisky with more of a honey/vanilla taste and on the sweeter side. The Balvenie and GLENFIDDICH SOLERA seems to be mentioned the most.

However, I see people mention the Balvenie 10yr "Founder's Reserve" and was wondering if the Balvenie 10 yr old "without the Founder's reserve" sold at the LCBO for $45 CDN the same thing?

Any help or recommendation will be much appreciated.


1) If honey smoothness is what you want, I'd recommend the Johnny Walker Gold, but at $90, it's at a higher price point than the ones you were going to get. Glenfiddich 15 , and Balvenie 10 are pretty good in matching your stated wants, but so are Balvenie 12 and Glenfiddich 18.

2) Yes the Balvenie 10 is the "Founder's Reserve"...
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Balvenie

Postby Quaichuser » Sat Dec 23, 2006 6:49 pm

If its is a smooth taste and sweet finish you want The Balvenie 12yr Doublewood had always been a favourite in this house.

It is also a good way to ease non SM drinkers into the habit.
I converted die hard cognac drinkers with this. :lol:

I find it is worth the extra few dollars. You might have to check the LCBO website to find it though. Not a lot of the outlets carry it.
Enjoy
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