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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 2000 Liquid TreasuresBalmenach 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.

Score: 84/100

Balmenach 2000 (Liquid Treasures) 3 Ruben Luyten 2011-04-19

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  • Tony: Yes, lower! It is almost unheard of for a more recent and older aged bottling to be 30% cheaper than the previously released one. Maybe that also help
  • Tony: True - I had it in my basket in one web shop as soon as it was announced, but it disappeared before I could check out! Luckily I have some of the prev
  • WhiskyNotes: I don't know, Gal. This kind of bottle is either sold out through pre-orders, or in a webshop five minutes after it appears online.

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