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Balmenach 1983 DR

Overall rating
86.97/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
14.09.1983
Bottled
22.02.2012
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
2413
Number of bottles
174
Strength
54.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Mar 2012 7:04 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 103,00

7 × in wishlist

35 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 1983 DR

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.97 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good mole, slightly, in my opinion, not sufficiently tight to its age, the aroma is the closest - diverse and complex, the harmonious fusion of the barrel and the base; taste / finish, with all the pluses, still correspond to the years 20-22, fairly simple and straightforward, but overall - very tidy, well-balanced, soft, despite a good strength, sweet lemon-oak summer whisky.
    • Nose
      Open, wet, freshly processed wood, leather goods, pipe tobacco, lemon peel, carpentry workshop, thinner, light creamy confectionery notes, grindstone, stone dust, orange, vanilla, grain tones.
    • Taste
      Oily, powerful, sweet-oak, a little red pepper, lemon, orange jam, light herbal medicinal notes,? Tarhun ?, Over time, flowing flower-honey motifs, sometimes reminiscent of Klineish.
    • Finish
      Light, airy, sweet-creamy, oily, lemon zest, lemon and orange candied fruits, light, slightly astringent, oak;

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    They are twins, so
    much alike indeed. And hence the same score. Thanks, Michiel & Mireille!
    • Nose
      Frangipane pie on the
      nose, which also reveals white and yellow fruit. Cardamom and cinnamon from the
      spice rack. Sweet and malty. Very warm nose, if you know what I mean. I love
      it!
    • Taste
      The arrival is pretty
      soft, despite the high ABV. Spicy and sweet, that is the least that you can say
      of this one. Some mint as well, making it very similar to the Bladnoch Forum
      bottling. But this one has something extra: sugared orange peel. You can truly
      taste the malt in this one.
    • Finish
      The finish is very
      long and very spicy.

  4. FlemmingP scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    Havent tasted many Speysides, but this is until now the best
    • Nose
      Sweet and fruity as in orange and honey
    • Taste
      Orange peel and a bit of malt
    • Finish
      very smooth

  5. SilentStill scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A very good nose, which raises the expectations on the palate every minute. Even there he is by no means weak, but not quite so convincing. The finish does not have to hide and leaves a really good overall impression. My tenth Balmenach. Only one so far would have been better suited for this little anniversary.
    • Nose
      First of all a good momentum malt, accompanied by a pretty meaty note. The amount of wood, which comes through again and again is audible, but discreet and very pleasant. In between, always memories of rather dry forest soil and soil. The latter remind me a bit of slightly advanced Talisker in old age, though certainly more restrained here. Citrus aromas and traces of honey are rarely, but always heard.
      Beautiful, balanced nose, which highlights the high degree of maturity of this Speysiders.
    • Taste
      Again, it is first of all a decent portion of malt, which pervades, detached from strong, gently bitter impressions, a powerful spicy way down the palate. You do not have to dilute here.
    • Finish
      A touch of Mon-cherie cherry in the midst of a well-reverberating powerhouse, which looks more youthful here than in the nose.

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