Single malt whisky - tasting notes

Balmenach whisky reviews

Balmenach distillery
Speyside region
Founded in 1824, currently active
Owned by Inver House Distillers
www.inverhouse.com

Balmenach 31yo 1975 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail 2007) – 89/100

Balmenach 32 yo 1979 (53,1%, Maltbarn 2012, bourbon barrel, 209 btl.) – 90/100

Balmenach 33 yo 1979 (52,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Perfect Dram’ 2012, bourbon hogshead, 202 btl.) – 88/100

Balmenach 35 yo 1979 (53,4%, Sansibar 2014, bourbon cask, 127 btl.) – 88/100

Balmenach 10 yo 2000 (46%, Liquid Treasures & Villa Konthor 2011, bourbon hogshead) – 84/100

Balmenach 27 yo 1973 (46%, OB 2000, 2150 btl.) – 88/100

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  • Tony: Those were my two stand outs on likely quality/rarity-to-price-ratio too Ruben - although I have some reservation given that there is still plenty of
  • WhiskyNotes: It's an aroma I picked up on the nose, not a flavour you should taste. I've seen other people mention rubbery notes, dust, wet cement... all in the sa
  • Henry V.: A clear bike tube/plastic taste? I don't get that, just got a bottle and can't taste the plastic nor bike tube, maybe I drank too much of it? Rest of

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