Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jack Wiebers Whisky World (JW)
Bottling serie
The Cross Hill
Stated Age
07 years old
Number of bottles
60.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 Feb 2009 5:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 66.66

3 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Ballantruan 2001 JW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.42 points

  1. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    If you thought only Islay (and perhaps Ledaig on Mull) could pull off heavily peated malts, think again. This one - though young - is a treat and likewise a challenge to your palate. Very well done for what it is supposed to be. Don't look for sophistication, look for a challenger for cask strength Caol Ila instead.

  2. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spirity, sweet, peat, rubbery, dirty, dusty, lemony
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, fruity (kiwis, lemons), ashy 
    • Finish
      Medium long, smoky, bitter

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    What a steam hammer. The esophagus shakes ;-)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. fritzbrause scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I was very keen about this peated Tomintoul and the price is very fair. I mean its "only" a 7 year old, but cask strength. Very lovely bottle design even without a tube!
    The Whisky is very clear. "Pale straw" some might say. Like these fantastic young Ledaigs you get some times.
    The nose is great for such a young whisky. There are still some hints of new spirit in the nose ... i mean these sweet notes, but very lovely. Some fresh fruits and maltiness. Nice smoke! 
    A drop on the skin and you smell the pure peat (always a good test to asume the amont of peat ;-).
    The first taste is raw smoke. Wow! Didn´t expect this! No more sweetness, but only very dry smoke and peat. The alcohol is very strong, but its still injoyable. Not for the faint hearted! With water he gets a lot easier. Still very very smoky, but the sweetness returns shortly and its getting easier to enjoy. It opens up a lot. He can take really some water.
    The finish is veeery long and absolutely dry. 

    This is the "smokiest" whisky i tasted so far and i must admit, i am a fan of Islay  and peated Whisky in general. Not for the faint hearted, but for fans of peaty, smoky Whiskies a real bargain.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      88 88


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