Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Stated Age
11 years old
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2020 10:02 pm by Malzbrenner
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65.37

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14 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2008 SV

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.50 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Unusual and takes some getting used to at first. In the course of time I like the high-proof Balmenach more and more, even if the alhokol-related sharpness takes a lot of getting used to ...

    21/21/21/22 (85P)
    • Nose
      Light, almost clear amber shines in the Premium Snifter, a thin streak sticks to the glass wall ... A fruity mixture of apricots and hints of sour citrus fruit rises, dried yellow fruits are steamed on the nose, slightly floral herbs come into their own. Somehow the nose looks slightly bubbly and "out of round", minimally there are caramel and tangerine peel, a hint of fresh mint and nuances of eucalyptus while the high alcohol content tickles the nose here and there.
    • Taste
      Shortly after the first sip, sweetness flashes, at the same moment a touch of black pepper covers the tongue, dark wood tones warm the mouth, and nuts appear slightly creamy. Dark yellow fruits, again floral or grassy notes, emerging intense sharpness and slightly bitter or tart wood elements. Suddenly my salivation is stimulated, the high alcohol content is noticeable in the palate and on the tongue, the tongue still looks slightly numb for a few moments from the almost 60% alcohol content.
    • Finish
      Slightly nutty with a hint of caramel, the Balmenach sticks to the palate for a long time to warm, and remains of pepper and alcoholic spiciness tickle the tongue. The mouthfeel becomes creamier and smearier, hazelnuts appear more on the palate while dark yellow fruits stick to the cheeks.

  2. CIB914 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
      cold in the nose
      Menthol, cherry, apple, herbs, vanilla
    • Taste
      85 85
      Vanilla, oak, apple, fine pastries, fruity sweetness, slightly peppery on the tongue
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long, slightly warming finish


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