Old Ballantruan

70cl / 50%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Old Ballantruan
Web Exclusive Price £34.65 £28.88 ex VAT
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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.

Distillery Bottling
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Lemon Lemon
  • Hazelnut Hazelnut
  • Praline Praline
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Malt Malt

Old Ballantruan Reviews

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]

5 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    26 August

    Smokey.. yet sweet... I like this speyside peat combo I can''t drink too much of it as it loses it''s appeal, but the original blast of peat followed by the speyside sweet is worth it

  • 25 February 2013

    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:)))

  • 5 January 2012

    Bit young and vicious, but a perfectly good whisky for anyone with an unhealthy peat and smoke obsession.

  • 2 November 2009

    A balanced whiskey. Very aromatic and rich.

  • 26 June 2009

    A very worthwhile dram. Gentle peatiness with some unexpected length. Fruity and very enjoyable for an Islay peat freak.