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Malt name

Region

Bottler

 

Ag

Dist.

Botti.

%

Reperib.

1

BALVENIE

Speyside

Distillery

Founder's Reserve

10

 

 

43

Buona

2

BALVENIE

Speyside

Distillery

DoubleWood

12

 

 

43

Ottima

3

BALVENIE

Speyside

Distillery

Golden Cask

14

 

 

47.5

Buona

4

BALVENIE

Speyside

Distillery

New Oak

17

 

2006

43

Scarsa.

5

BALVENIE

Speyside

Distillery

PortWood

21

 

 

40

Buona

6

BALVENIE

Speyside

Distillery

Classic

 

 

1980's

43

Scarsissima

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  BALVENIE Founder's Reserve 10 Y.O. 43 %
On the nose, The Balvenie Founder's Reserve is rich and complex with honey and orange notes and just a hint of peat.
Its taste is full-bodied honeyed sweetness, with light spicy notes and a hint of sherry fruitiness. Its finish is long with a pleasant lingering richness.

 

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  BALVENIE DoubleWood 12 Y.O. 43 %

NOSE : Sweet fruit and Oloroso sherry notes, layered with honey andvanilla.Smooth and mellow with beautifully combined flavours,
nutty sweetness, cinnamon spiciness and a delicately proportioned layer or sherry.
FINISH : Long and warming.
 

- 3 -

  BALVENIE Golden Cask 14 Y.O. 47.5 %

NOSE : Light and fruity with notes of vanilla and honey. Delicate layers of orange and subtle flora add complexity.
TASTE : Sweet and spicy with a beautiful syrupiness. Chocolate orange and vanilla oak combine with hints of aniseed and liquorice.
FINISH : Long, dry and oaky.

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  BALVENIE New Oak 17 Y.O. 43 %
NOSE : Vanilla oakiness with gentle spice and subtle honey notes.
TASTE : Rich layering of oaky vanilla, dried fruits with a spicy character. FINISH Soft, warm and lingering.
 

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  BALVENIE Port Wood 21 Y.O. 40 %
NOSE : A perfume of fruity and ripe raisin notes, backed by a nutty dryness.
TASTE : Refined with remarkable character, it is creamy and silky with fruit, honey and spice notes.
FINISH : Long, gentle, nutty
 

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  BALVENIE Classic 1980' 43 %

COLOUR : full amber. Unusually dark for Balvenie.
NOSE : starts extremely sherried whilst most official Balvenies we know are much more floral and fruity.
Very powerful, almost too sharp and violent at just 43%. A lot of game, lovage (or Maggi plant), much closer to an old Macallan I'd say.
Quite some nougat and praline. Gets closer to the usual Balvenies after a while (a lot of honey, dandelions, nectar) but there are also hints of smoke.
MOUTH : really powerful, extremely honeyed, with also a lot of bacon and notes of peppered strawberries,
yet it's quite perfectly balanced. Bold sherry, nothing to do with the current Balvenies I must say.
FINISH : as long as a day without bread' (or without whisky?), mostly on strawberry jam and maybe a little cherry liqueur. Totally amazing power. Love this


Serge Valentine

Serata 260310Tasting

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