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Comparing Balvenie 10 FR to Balvenie 15 SB

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Comparing Balvenie 10 FR to Balvenie 15 SB

Postby t-bone » Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:13 pm

I really like the sweet, honey profile of the FR. How does the 15 SB compare to it?
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Re: Comparing Balvenie 10 FR to Balvenie 15 SB

Postby t-bone » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:09 pm

I see your point mikey. I like both the FR and DW so I doubt I'd be disappointed with the 15 SB. I guess I'll have to just pick up a bottle to settle it! :thumbsup:
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Re: Comparing Balvenie 10 FR to Balvenie 15 SB

Postby Apollo11 » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:52 am

I think the FR and the SB have some great things in common, and have some good differences. The things in common are the Balvenie house style. Both share a rich honey and vanilla taste. I think the wood is there, but it does not overwhelm the whisky. They both are well balanced (99% of the time with the SB). Some of the differences: 47.8% ish ABV for the SB, 43% for the FR. The FR has a consistent profile, where as the SB usually only has small variances but it is different cask to cask. Lastly the FR, to me, has a little hint of smoke on the taste. The whisky finnishes with a lingering taste of smoke. I haven't really seen that much in the SB's.

I love them both, so IMHO you cant go wrong.

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Re: Comparing Balvenie 10 FR to Balvenie 15 SB

Postby t-bone » Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:07 pm

Now all I need to do is find a bottle as its not sold in Manitoba. :evil:


DAMN IT!!!
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