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Balmenach 2013 TWCe

Overall rating
87.40/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB180369
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cellar (TWCe)
Bottling serie
Private Cellars Selection
Vintage
05.2013
Bottled
03.2021
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead & Tawny Port Quarter Cask
Casknumber
186B
Number of bottles
97
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2021 10:29 pm by Baziwan
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 144.68

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2013 TWCe

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Original review on my blog More Drams Less Dram: https://moredramslessdram.com/2021/08/06/the-whisky-cellar-tweet-tasting-2/

    It starts very well with a great nose. Once again, lots of things to pick out, winter and summer notes at the same time, I guess you can nose this all year long! On the palate, the wood from the port quarter cask is a bit too present, as you may expect for a quarter cask, giving lots of wood contact. I can’t measure the influence of the port QC on the naked Balmenach as I never had any other Balmenach yet. But in the end, especially if you’re into wood, a well enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Warm spices, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, smells like Christmas. Cheese cake with redcurrant coulis. Red and dark cherry tart. Without the stones. Lime zest. There are still some faint malty notes on the background. Tobacco leaves, After Eight chocolates and aniseed.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Immediately drying and woody arrival. There’s a slight bitterness, maybe from the port cask wood itself. Strong dark fruitiness, burnt brown sugar, cold charcoal, black liquorice sweets (the Haribo rolls ones). Prickly with spices too, pepper, crystallized ginger slices from your sushi order. The wood is quite present.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Drying, with raisins and wood.

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