19 Apr 2011
Balmenach 2000 (Liquid Treasures)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Balmenach
The internet shop www.dailydram.de (eSpirits) is a German distributor for the Daily Dram releases that originated in Belgium. Apart from a new series called “Nectar of the Daily Drams for Germany” they started a proprietary series called Liquid Treasures. This Balmenach 2000 is the first release. It’s a joint bottling with Villa Konthor.
Balmenach 10 yo 2000 (46%, Liquid Treasures & Villa Konthor 2011, bourbon hogshead)
Nose: a fragrant nose, quite sweet and fruity (gooseberries, apples, pears, lemon candy). Fresh with a faint gristy note in the back, as well as some “green” notes. Exemplary young Speyside style. Mouth: again quite playful with unripe pear, malty sweetness, honey and soft spices. Plenty of vanilla. Fresh oak with hints of ginger and green lemon. Developing a warm mocha note in the end. Finish: medium length with fruits and a hint of liquorice.
Light, pleasantly simple and completely flawless. A nice daily dram – a bottle of this would be empty before you know it. Around € 50. It has just arrived in the eSpirits web shop.