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Overall rating
83.00/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2012
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Barcode
5020613039551
Added on
21 Nov 2012 2:15 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44,80

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2004 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.00 points

  1. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite different than the usual Speysider. Interesting by this certain peat, which is actually only Glen Scotias of independent bottlers owns ...
    • Nose
      Unusually peaty scent for a Speysider. Syrup-like sweet scent, oak touch chocolate box, a tiny bit of smoke, sweet powdered with powdered sugar fruits. With water peat, some melon, a little less sweet, spices & a wink unripe bananas.
    • Taste
      In the beginning clear, soft and spicy. A kind of bitterness paired with peaty swabs and yellow fruits. At the end, a little sharpness. Peaty-sweet with water. Wine notes, spicy, engaging. Appearances of fruit acid, then gradually becoming drier; a slight oak bitterness.
    • Finish
      The seasoning is gradually milder and sweeter, the sharpness decreases. A tiny little bit of smoke. At the end, a sweet lemon / lime tone. Overall, wineier & fruity with water. Small notes of a citrus fruit syrup & lemon curd.

  2. vb_bembel scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      74 74
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      73 73

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Card player’s whisky,
    nothing more, nothing less. Nice nose, though. Around 40 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is fairly
      sweet, but with a weird edge that reminds me of silver polish or old iron in
      the rain. A tad dusty. Yellow fruit, mostly citrus, but also pineapple. Mildly
      spicy. Think ginger, liquorice and loads of vanilla. Nice, but far from great.
    • Taste
      Oily arrival and
      immediately very sweet on the palate. A bit more spicy than on the nose and now
      it is all about pineapple, both fresh and dried. Then the citrus fruit kicks
      in, leaning towards lime. Very accessible.
    • Finish
      The finish is spicy
      with a little pepper, but unfortunately does not last very long.

  5. kulideli scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: Caramel, traces of smoke, cereals, herbs, sherry, white wine, citrus, fresh exotic fruits, tart, woody;

    Taste: sweet, no smoke, citrus aromas, spicy, powerful, slightly oak, fruity, orange peel;

    Finish: not so long;

    Conclusion: delicious, PLV OK, but nothing special. one of the spicy variety.

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