Old Ballantruan

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Old Ballantruan
70cl / 50%
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A peated Speysider from Tomintoul, this has been bottled at 50% abv and at this price is well worth a look for peatheads looking for something a bit different.
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£34.65
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Tasting Notes:
Producer's Tasting Notes

Colour: Warm gold

Nose: Heathery smoke balanced with subtle floral notes

Palate: Gentle "peat-reek" flavours with hints of citrus tones and malty nuttiness

Finish:  Lingering smoke and peat with a touch of malted barley sweetness

 

Tasting Notes by Martine Nouet

Nose: Citrussy, very aromatic. A distant dry smokiness swirling up. A mineral touch (wet pebble). Then a fruity whiff of ripe peaches and pears. All is wrapped in a delicate honeyed veil.

Palate: Rich, silky, enticing. Oily, getting drier on the tongue as spices burst out. Some green gage flavours mingling with spices.

Finish: Lemony, drying on ginger.

Comment: A charming nose with a less delicate palate but all together a refreshing dram.

Score: 8/10

[The tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 63]

Customer Reviews:(4 reviews)
Agree with hephaestus that this whisky is a bit youngish but in a refreshing, pleasant way! Really good peaty fellow with good fruity background in the nose. Really commendable and I must admit it perfectly replaced Ardbeg 10yo in my peaty single-malt fleet:)))
- rico, 25th Feb '13
Bit young and vicious, but a perfectly good whisky for anyone with an unhealthy peat and smoke obsession.
- hephaestus, 5th Jan '12
A balanced whiskey. Very aromatic and rich.
- Kehagias N., 2nd Nov '09
A very worthwhile dram. Gentle peatiness with some unexpected length. Fruity and very enjoyable for an Islay peat freak.
- david, 26th Jun '09
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