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Overall rating
86.75/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Tree-felling, box ticking dram
Vintage
07.03.2002
Bottled
2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Barrel
Casknumber
48.55
Number of bottles
166
Strength
62.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Mar 2015 7:59 am by Hare&Copper
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Average value

€ 60.83

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2002 SMWS 48.55

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.75 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A nice interplay between sweet and spicy notes.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    The more than 62% are well integrated, they are doing well.
    • Nose
      At the beginning a lot of malt, herbs and sweat. After a while caramel and a few juicy fruit notes are added. Cooked peaches and some urea. Some acidity comes with warming before the whole thing becomes biscuitous.
    • Taste
      Honey sweetness interwoven with striking, slightly bitter herbal notes, a light touch of cough syrup.
    • Finish
      Sounds with soft sweetness to herbaceous Nussigkeit, is not so short.

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Old door knob

    Flavour: Juicy, oak & vanilla

    The initial nose was lively and invigorating – honey and lemon, liquorice, herbal soap and fresh oak, with toffee, spun sugar and shortbread sweetness. On the palate, a freshly felled oak landed among exploding juicy fruits – so much to discover in this toasted, tasty and perfumed dram – vanilla, chocolate, ginger, resin and liquorice. With water, the nose seemed deeper, calmer and more inviting – dates, brown sugar, nut brittle, soft leather, coconut and Flumps – still wagging a citric tail. The palate was now elegant and rich – Belgian waffles, pink wafers, honey and ice-cream with tablet pieces – ticked all the boxes for us.

    Drinking Tip: Very versatile dram – it will fire you up – then given time, it will calm you down.

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