Insider knowledge: Balvenie Founders Reserve - Cognac Bottle 75cl whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Balvenie Founders Reserve - Cognac Bottle 75cl whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
As a doctor he was given a lot of whisky but rarely drinks so I got to open this beautiful whisky with him at Christmas.
The smell is one of the finest things I've ever experienced, exactly as per the tasting notes: like warm old leather.
The first taste is very subtle, arrives fast and leaves as quick but then the aftertaste lingers just on the tongue almost unexpectedly.
Thanks Dad, what a dram to share
23rd December 2013
Very very nice, wish I knew how much it was worth before I undid it though
4th March 2013