Old Ballantruan 15-year-old

Overall rating
83.92/100
votes
39
Whiskybase ID
WB113419
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Peated Malt
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021349703587
Added on
12 jun 2018 11:56 am by André
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.54

17 × in wishlist

39 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Old Ballantruan 15-year-old

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.92 points.

  1. peteofbryne did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    An amazing value peated malt from Speyside. Quite smoky yet soft and gentle enough. Butter, honey, oak spice, roast nuts, and some tobacco and leather notes mix well with a sweet and slightly drying finish. It's an underappreciated peated whisky.
    • Nose
      Smoky, roast nuts, vanilla, woody
    • Taste
      A bit creamy, lemon peel, more smoky, oak spice, malty and toffee sweetness, dry wood ashes, a little leathery
    • Finish
      Some hints of lingering tobacco, barley sweetness intertwined with mild bitterness, smoke carries well into soft drying finish.

  2. bankimate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    While the 10 is simpler, for me is more pleasant compare to the 15. However the 15 is more balance in some sense.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sweet barley, some chili spiciness (Tomintoul), some dried fruits
    • Taste
      80 80
      More coal, some bitterness, a little dried fruits
    • Finish
      80 80
      Medium, with some coal and oak

  4. MaroFF scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A very nice and quite tasty item. Unfortunately, also at a fairly high price of approx. 110 €
    Alcohol is practically unnoticeable, on the nose it may be a bit "poor", but the mouth, the finish is pure poetry. Empty glass, and I still feel its contents as if it is still full. A great proposition for long autumn and winter evenings.
    • Nose
      85 85
      smoky, peat, campfire, charred branches, traces of raisins and lemon peel
    • Taste
      86 86
      sweet, almond, honey, cloves, slightly peppery, young oak, fire again
    • Finish
      87 87
      long, sweet, warming, the tip is a cough syrup and a gentle pharmacy.

  5. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    spices, sherry with cooked fruits, strong peat, a little silk already
    on the palate with spices and peat well present, macerated fruits on candied oranges, a little glaze, caramel, vanilla, simple but tenacious.
    rather long finish with alternation between peat always present, peppery spices and candied fruits.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    pouty nose rather fat pulling BRUICHLADICH or ARDBEG!
    some dry wood, some leather, some vanilla
    the mouth is more expressive, less peaty, vanilla again, the peat sweeter, more creamy, caramel melted, toasted, dark chocolate, a little grassy too, spices and present fruits cooked a little macerated!
    finish with some bitterness, vanilla, wood, peat here and cooked fruit.

  8. Ainulindale scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    A good whisky to pair with cigars to enhance their taste. Stands by itself though.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Lightly peated, tobacco leaves, leather, honey/maltish and a bit of vanilla
    • Taste
      81 81
      Vanilla, butter and caramel in the mouth on a background of soft peat, with a tinge of oak
    • Finish
      81 81
      Soft finish getting hotter in tobacco and chocolate/soft woodiness and a small leathery ending

  9. André scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Great new drink, tasted during a visit to the distillery, I think not even available in store :)

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