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Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
18.10.1988
Bottled
24.10.2013
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
2797
Number of bottles
284
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2013 10:06 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129,90

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 1988 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. jazzpianofingers did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Is that smoke? Its fruity for sure, apples and stewed pears with raisins and a mild but deep dusty oak with the same depth of cocoa powder [85%+]. Excellent old nose, well rounded and self assured.
    T: Fabulous rich arrival with a deep, slick, viscose mouthful with a touch of deep oak charring and fresh malt in equal measure. Add a drop of water for bitter vanilla pods, bitter/sweet, jammy/tincture like qualities and curious & desirable earthy shades at times. Super stuff which if kept in the mouth becomes deliciously malty but the fresh oaky spirit is never far behind.
    F: Dryish, oaky, bitter-fresh, fruity malt with slightly burned vanilla pods and a gritty/earthy, witch hazel/potato vodka finish and a touch of basmati rice at the death.
    C: One doesn’t come across this style of malt very often. Although not overly complex, its a mature yet vibrant single cask malt with a rich depth that's seldom experienced. Sadly its a whisky long gone but one i could drink till the cows came home.

    Scores a B+

  2. Superted scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Superted scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      smoky turf fresh smoke
    • Taste
      thinning sweet ripe fruit apple mint

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