- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- James MacArthur (JM)
- Bottling serie
- Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 11 years old
- 55.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 17 Apr 2012 10:09 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Mhor 11-year-old JM
11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points
- If I read the reviews till date, it is apparently a love-it-or-hate-it dram. I understood that this could be a Balvenie tea-spooned whisky. Not sure, as I drank only 1-2 Balvenie whiskys before.
Well, the nose starts of great. Nice and sweet. Definitely bourbon matured. The nose is getting better and better when taking time.
Bit sharp at start. So it needs some water. Not too much as I do not want to spoil the sample I have. I also want to give it some time.
To complete this: time and air do a lot of good; the sharpness disappears.
Short to medium. Bit dry.
Definitely a lot of balvenie involved. But it has a weird nose. Not particularly regular. Not my cup of tea. Bitter, dry and nutty. It reminds me of a dutch cookie called ‘bokkepootjes’. Vanilla and malted barley. With water it gets a little better but it stays weird.
A more typical Bourbon maturation appears here luckily. It is very spicy. Definitely in need of water. But with water it is is easing down but also changing in some kind of a warm woody barley liquor.
Short, sweet, barley, lots of it. Spices and vanilla.
Vanilla, apples, grassy. It needs some time to open, toffee, butterscotch, lavender, juniper. It becomes creamier in time. Cloves, cinnamon and some old wood.
Creamy, fruity, oranges, some spicy notes.
Some apple, oranges and a whiff of peach, a fresh note of mint.
Ooowwh, that is a full on nose! quite some alcohol in here. A bit soapy as well, so it needs to wake up. After a while it get's more and more floral. Lavender and serine. With some time, there are more bourbon influences to be foun.d
Wow! that's quite a suprise! Very nice and warm toffee-cream, vanilla and fudge. A classic bourbon matured whisky! There is also a slight woody note in here.
As full as it gets!
medium length. There is again the toffee, and vanilla cream. Then there are some tannins but nothing to worry about. After that there is some wood and vanilla and it fades away.
Between €50 and €60 this one went. Which is a quite good price/quality ratio
Sober and decent. Indeed it feels quite Balvenie, but it is not disclosed.
- Teaspooned Balvenie with a little bit of Glenfiddich