Balmenach 1988
26 Year Old Signatory TWE Exclusive

70cl / 51.1%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Signatory
Balmenach 1988 / 26 Year Old / Signatory / TWE Exclusive
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It's rare to see whisky from Balmenach, so when Signatory offered us the chance to have another cask bottled exclusively for us, we couldn't say no. Well-aged and packed with fruit, this is a excellent whisky from a lesser-known distillery.

Bottler
Signatory
Series
Cask Strength Collection
Age
26 Year Old
Vintage
1988
Bottling Date
September 2015
No of Bottles
192
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside
Cask Number
3242

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Orange Orange
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Peach Peach
  • Cream Cream

Balmenach 1988 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy Abbott (TWE)

    Nose: Fruit salad to start – orange segments, apples, pears and tinned peaches. Sharper and weightier notes build, with oily touches joined by cut grass, vanilla toffee and raisin-studded shortbread biscuits. Softly floral waxiness sits underneath, combining singed candle wicks with heather and honeysuckle.

    Palate: The buttery biscuits of the nose leap to the fore, with whipped cream and warming woody spice – cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Stewed apple peeks out from behind the spice, and charred staves and earthy dunnage notes sit beneath. Water unlocks fresh fruit and sweet cream.

    Finish: Spicy to start, softening through apple pies and poached pears before liquorice and anise revive the heat.

    Comment: Layers of fruit and spice with even more fruit revealed if you add a drop of water. Old-fashioned fruity whisky at its best.

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