Old Ballantruan70cl / 50%
- Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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]
13 Customer Reviews
Amazing - got 2 of the last 8 available in Ontario & have never tasted a Speyside that has such Islay character - Cheers !
Peaty, smooth and delightful - more please .
It's a tad sweet, with a bit o' peat. Nice caramel aftertaste and good bang (50 ABV) for the buck. I like the grassy notes in the nose. I think I found a new one for the list!
Beautifully peaty. An exquisite experience!
Nice taste great flavour
My favourite Speyside peated whisky, a refreshing gem.
very good. best taken with a little water
Young! A bit harsh, peat level suits me but needs a few more years in the cask
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
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.