Banff 1982

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Rare Malts Selection
Stated Age
21 years old
57.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Aug 2007 7:23 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 727.11

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222 × member ratings

416 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Banff 1982

40 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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/

  5. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    WTF - weird malt, only for those who like such malts, it's not mine
    for me it was very difficult and challenging
    Water doesn't do anything
    • Nose
      Wax, leather, flowery?, Exotic fruits, minimal smoke, slightly chemical, old and rotten oak, slightly pear, no longer young malt, slightly vanilla becomes more
      with water: more vanilla, slightly nutty

      Made of 1920 glass: fermenting fruit, pepper, plastic, rubber seal
      with water: slightly fruity, slightly cheesy
    • Taste
      oily, full and strong on the palate
      old and scruffy wooden furniture, sneakers / sweat / rubber, dark fruits, old oak
      with water: creamy, very spicy, nutty, chemical note
    • Finish
      medium long
      Rubber sole, plastic (Tupperware), very earthy, paper, light oak, tart, bitter, a strange note
      with water: spicy

  6. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    When I opened the bottle and tried it, I was just disappointed. With a little benevolence, maybe 85 points. Now after 2 years with a lot of air, this Banff has developed into a tremendous beauty. I had received a sample of a bottle that had been open for a number of years. Here, too, air has worked wonders. Opening and waiting is guaranteed to bring a lot of joy!

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Bart-msb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    A nice whisky, goes from fruit to oak.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Full and fruity
    • Taste
      89 89
      A mouth full of whisky, smokey
    • Finish
      88 88
      Oak, getting much softer (and better) with a bit of water

  9. topos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    J&B stall Old & Rare 2020. 7/10. brief notes
    • Nose
      waxy, grassy, cereal
    • Taste
      fresh, citrusy, waxed lemons, a bit of OBE, slightly dusty, chalk, overall quite light and fresh but substantial maturity showing

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Powerful and saturated, as if young, unformed to the end of whisky, there are too many unpleasant shades - cardboard, as if in a makeshift distillate, dust; plastic and tablets, in principle, can be normally entered into the big picture, but this is not the case.
    • Nose
      Discreet, dry, fresh wood, cardboard, dusty books, wood dust, Revit vitamins, plastic, citrus notes, sweet fruit tones, red apples, mineral tones - drying plaster, gypsum.
    • Taste
      Powerful, saturated, oak, grain, lemon peel, sweet creamy vanilla notes, bitter tablet shades, plastic, cardboard.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, fruit sweetness, apples, tablet and plastic shades.


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