- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice
- Refill Sherry Hogshead
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Map Label
- Added on
- 21 Nov 2012 2:15 pm
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8 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2004 GM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points
- N21 P21 F20 B20
- Quite different than the usual Speysider. Interesting by this certain peat, which is actually only Glen Scotias of independent bottlers owns ...
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.
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.
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.
- Card player’s whisky,
nothing more, nothing less. Nice nose, though. Around 40 EUR.
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.
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.
The finish is spicy
with a little pepper, but unfortunately does not last very long.
- 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.