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The Balvenie 10 Years Old, Founder's Reserve Tasting notes and reviews

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The Balvenie 10 Years Old, Founder's Reserve

Brand
The Balvenie
Expression
10 Years Old, Founder's Reserve
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Abv
43.00%
Produced at
Balvenie Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.thebalvenie.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Orange-honey perfume. Musky, faint hint of peat.
Palate
Honeyed sweetness drying to lightly spicy notes. Very lively. Just a hint of sherry.
Finish
A tingly, almost aggressive, surge of flavours, with lingering, syrupy honey.
Comment
The most honeyish of Speyside malts?

Jim Murray

Nose
Dazzling complexity; light yet softly smoked, with both youthful grassy notes and heavier, richer ones. A treat.
Palate
Rich, faintly honeyed malt tones, underpinned by smokiness. The fruitiness is faint but essential to the complexity.
Finish
Dry malt and gentle peat take equal and alternate stage. Some lovely cocoa notes on the finish.
Comment
Balvenie has long been a favourite, and this expression is sublime. A riposte to any who claim that all Speysiders are much of a muchness.
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