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Banff 1982

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
21 years old
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2007 7:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 735,03

42 × in wishlist

195 × member ratings

375 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Banff 1982

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.48 points

  1. tebond968 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Banff 21y 1982, 57.1%, Rare Malts 2004
    Very fresh, clean nose that takes some time to fully expose itself. I also had that with the 1971 of the Dead Whisky Society, although this nose does not reach that level now. The beginning is a bit boring with citrus, cereals (oatmeal) and wood, but then more fruit comes through: juicy pears, pineapple and melon (cavaillon or charentais). Grass too and silvered up. Not very complex, but tasty. On the tongue he shows himself rough, sharp and very alcoholic. Bitter. That bitterness is not so bad at first, but towards the end the bitter starts to dominate. Cereals, vanilla, white grapefruit, nutmeg, lots of wood - too much in the long run - and especially in the end nuts and raw chestnuts. Pfff, no, this is no longer pleasant. The nose was better, remarkable. Bitter finish with some citrus and herbs but especially a lot of wood and nuts. Difficult to score. On the basis of the nose he had earned 85, at least. The final verdict is a bit skinnier. 80/100 http://onversneden.com/2010/09/21/banff-21y-1982-rare-malts/

  2. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. RL_whisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I love my own whiskys, love alternating games in the mouth, like pear and exotic in combination with oldschool notes such as the light Heiderauch and malt. That's why the high points compared to the average.
    • Nose
      Very peculiar but exciting, beautiful kiwi like I never had with whisky, nice polished oak, old pineapple cubes, oldschool removed pike, lemons, some pear, anise and vllt. also something floral
    • Taste
      Here again quite fruity, the kiwi and pineapple, changeable in the mouth, sometimes tropical acidity, then great fresh malt, hard to define, lemon peel, light herbal honey, crystal sugar and a bit waxy, grapefruit, pear
    • Finish
      The malt and the wax continue, citrus notes, pear with shell and malt, slightly tingling, medium to long

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    for me it was too long in the barrel - the bitter substances are just in the delicious area - but somehow they disturb the balance - even only whisky
    • Nose
      fine old sweet oak note, machine oil, roasted flour, very light mostly degraded smoky notes, aged crystalline lemon, anise, flowers
    • Taste
      a bit of salt, massive oak, tobacco, oil, fine old, broken-off smoke, geranium leaves, vanilla, concentrated tree juice, the white inner grapefruit skin, citrus, pears, very dry - without being bitter
    • Finish
      very long with wax, flowers, citrus and tannins - it sticks forever on the tongue - prickles

  8. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Good nose for those who wait, but on the palate and mostly in the finish, the wood is simply tool oud. Thanks, Chris!
    • Nose
      The nose is very clean and does not offer up a lot of aroma at first… I get some citrus, paper and oatmeal. Only after some patience that is joined by some honey, vanilla and juicy pears. Give it another extra five minutes to settle and it will reward you with some pineapple, melon and silver polish. Pleasant enough if you are patient.
    • Taste
      It starts quite fruity and feisty on the palate, but quickly the wood starts to dominate, turning it quite bitter. While it remains sweet (vanilla, crystal sugar) and somewhat waxy, a sour note appears as if from grapefruit and quinine. But it is mostly the tannins that ruin the fun here. It becomes quite sharp and water does not save it.
    • Finish
      That bitterness becomes quite big in the medium finish, which is not a good thing in my book.

  9. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2006]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 2650 that I bought for 67 Euro in May, 2006. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state the typical fat and oily "Rare Malts" profile with some nutty and spicy (vanilla) flavours.  Water is certainly advised to open up this otherwise somewhat shy and punchy dram.


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