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Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
52
Whiskybase ID
WB45678
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2013
Number of bottles
266
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
28 Oct 2013 10:15 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 195.00

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52 × member ratings

71 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Images of Dufftown Balvenie Castle MoS

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Rumoured to be a Balvenie.

    Probably teaspooned (with Glenfiddich?), hence the "Single CASK Scotch Whisky" on the label, instead of "Single Malt Scotch Whisky"

  2. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. stefsel111 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      creamy sweet - vanilla kipferl, cinnamon, freshly sawn wood - still green wood juicy and herbaceous, mint, lemon balm, herbal tea, pleasantly floral - in addition a fruity side with green banana, sweet lemon, honeydew melon, cooked pear, and custard -very sweet in the nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      Cut flowers, geranium foliage - waxy, creamy floral - tea and citrus flavors - especially from the bowl with lots of citrus oil, some toasted cereals, green wood sawdust, lumps with icing, mint, some chocolate please
    • Finish
      88 88
      fresh, citrus, mint and chocolate - sawdust, dry

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: fruity, sweet, estery, spiced apples/applesyrup (reduced: more floral notes)

    P: Round, fruity, malty, spicy (ginger) and applesyrup

    F: wood, spiced fruit, slightly drying and long

    C: Well balanced whisky

  7. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Balvenie Castle is an old castle ruin from the 12th Century, located on the edge of the town of Dufftown. The old monument was also named for the distillery of the same name, founded in 1892 by William Grant. Do we have a Balvenie in front of us? Yes and no. Even if Thomas Ewers, as a bottler, thinks something of the images in his images row, as I'm sure, that's the Grant Distillery thing. Although barrels are sold to independents, the name of the distillery may rarely be used on the label. This dilemma is solved by the so-called "teaspooning".
    • Nose
      In the nose then first grassy notes. With vanilla, honey, lemongrass and beer-malty influences. Scents auspiciously.
    • Taste
      Creamy consistency. Strong, the 24 years of maturation have not brought him to his knees. The taste reflects the nose only partially. The grassy elements are soft and fruity. In addition to the still present honey are apricots and in beginnings also yellow pears. Very round and elegant, as one might expect from a Balvenie - if it is one.
    • Finish
      Sweet and spicy. Medium-length finish that picks up both grassy and fruity elements. Towards the end it becomes slightly dry and the circle closes with a reminiscence of the grassy notes from the nose, probably oak. No annoying miss notes or other annoyances. Really nice, round Dram, even if he does not quite reach the big Balvenies like the last 30yo releases or some batches of the Tun 1401.

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

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