70cl / 55.6%
25 Year Old Cask #1132 Signatory
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Balmenach 1988 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Sweet and fruity - fresh pineapple and pineapple kubes, unripe mango, banana and fruit salad chews. Sweet vanilla cream with hints of woody spice, runny honey and touches of beeswax polish.
Palate: Thick, oily and spicy. Cinnamon custard up front, with developing fruit behind - sweet apple, banana, nectarine and touches of bitter apple skin. Water softens the sweetness and brings out more spice and sharper fruit - green apple and mango, with black pepper and a chilli tingle.
Finish: Vanilla cream, touches of liquorice root, woody spice (clove & cinnamon) and lingering sweet wood - freshly stripped willow branches.
Comment: An intense and fruity dram that's packed full of flavour. A drop of water spreads everything out, making it easier to pick out individual notes, while softening some of the intensity. One for lovers of fruit-bombs.
4 Customer Reviews
Fantanstic dram. I really like this whisky. Highly recommended.
Really excellent malt. A splash of water really helps to bring out the flavour.