AGED: 25 years
DISTILLED ON: October 18, 1988
BOTTLE ON: September 17, 2014
MATURED IN: Hogshead
CASK NO: 2820
BOTTLE NO: of 222
In the heart of whiskey country, Balmenach is nearly 200-years-old, and one of Speyside’s first legally operated distilleries. Rarely sold as independent malts, Balmenach’s spirits can be found in blends, such as Johnnie Walker.
NOSE: fresh pineapple, unripe mango, banana and fruit salad chews, sweet vanilla cream with hints of woody spice, honey and touches of beeswax polish.
TASTE: thick, oily and spicy, with flavors of cinnamon custard up front, then sweet apple, banana, nectarine and touches of bitter apple skin.
FINISH: vanilla cream, touches of liquor ice root, woody spice (clove & cinnamon) and lingering sweet wood – freshly stripped willow branches.
PER CS: 6