Balmenach 1989 DD

Overall rating
88.30/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
WB193344
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
15 years The Nectar
Vintage
1989
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
32 years old
Strength
44.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5415281064897
Added on
12 oct 2021 8:57 pm by Salami
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 579.95

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13 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balmenach 1989 DD

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.30 points.

  1. Seb.Whisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Nose: We have a very relaxed nose. It mixes wax, fruit and some minerality. A profile which at first glance is quite typical of the distillery. The fruits are well melted, with very ripe apple, pear all the same. Of course it does not explode in all directions, but in my opinion this is where the pleasure of tasting an old whisky lies, in this slow maturation which has resulted in producing almost only one aroma. Considering the volume of alcohol, it is as expected very sweet and it will become progressively more syrupy. The opening provides more honey, a little vanilla. I don't know which cask was used, maybe a second fill of bourbon ?! A bit of a pastry chef. A good ventilation of fifteen to twenty minutes is really favorable.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Palate: Finally the volume of alcohol is rather well suited to this style of product. There is a nice statement of fruit, still apple and pear, but with some added peach. Very waxy still, even if it takes a more vegetal, slightly woody turn. This mixture offers a minerality already present on the nose. We are on a relatively classic whisky in its form, an old thing from a distillery not too prominent at the moment, it's always pleasant to sip. It is with the opening, a whisky that will catch a Norman accent, with influences common to the world of Calvados let's be crazy, pommeau, honey and more.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Overall: The length is medium to long. There is a bit of peppery spice, that waxy texture. What resists well is the apple, like cider or pommeau. For a budget that is in the era of time, it is a pleasant whisky, intended for those who seek the tranquility of the moment in the tasting of an old whisky.

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  3. MrYens scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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