Old Ballantruan70cl / 50%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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Old Ballantruan Reviews
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.
[The tasting notes are reproduced from Whisky Magazine Issue 63]
4 Customer 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:)))
Bit young and vicious, but a perfectly good whisky for anyone with an unhealthy peat and smoke obsession.
A balanced whiskey. Very aromatic and rich.
A very worthwhile dram. Gentle peatiness with some unexpected length. Fruity and very enjoyable for an Islay peat freak.