Old Ballantruan

70cl / 50%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Old Ballantruan
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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]

13 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    12 April

    Amazing - got 2 of the last 8 available in Ontario & have never tasted a Speyside that has such Islay character - Cheers !

  • 5
    6 September 2017

    Peaty, smooth and delightful - more please .

  • 5
    29 August 2017

    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!

  • 5
    26 July 2017

    Beautifully peaty. An exquisite experience!

  • 4
    26 December 2016

    Nice taste great flavour

  • 5
    8 July 2016

    My favourite Speyside peated whisky, a refreshing gem.

  • 5
    23 March 2016

    very good. best taken with a little water

  • 3
    17 January 2016

    Young! A bit harsh, peat level suits me but needs a few more years in the cask

  • 4
    26 August 2015

    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

  • rico 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:)))

  • hephaestus 5 January 2012

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

  • Kehagias N. 2 November 2009

    A balanced whiskey. Very aromatic and rich.

  • david 26 June 2009

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