Balmenach 18-year-old DS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Deerstalker (DS)
Stated Age
18 years old
Sherry Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Aberko Limited
Added on
28 aug 2008 2:03 pm

Average value

€ 71.78

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33 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balmenach 18-year-old DS

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.71 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    The sherry did what it has to do, but it is too dry to
    my taste. Around 53 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is a weird mix of sweet fruit like banana,
      juniper berries and plums on the one had, pine cones and something salty on the
      other. In the end, the sweetness wins. The fruit evolves from juicy to candied
      with a little lime zest in the background. Hints of wet earth, something meaty,
      coffee and candied sugar. Nice evolution.
    • Taste
      The taste is pretty sherried, dry fruit and coffee.
      But it turns dry quickly with leather and tobacco. Pepper and nutmeg from the
      spice rack.
    • Finish
      On the rather short finish, it continues to dry until
      in the end you need to reach for a glass of water.

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  3. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    a very fruity nose first, then a little dry wood and spices!
    candied fruit, fruit concentrate, almost too strong, turning to spices
    peppery, some leather, dust, then fruit on the soaked raisins
    the fruity sensation is then lost at the bottom of the glass
    the finish is it in continuity, quite short, a little disappointment after a nose as intense!

  4. Cast Olila scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      82 82


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