Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Speyside Glenlivet
Oak Casks
50.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2009 10:30 pm

Average value

€ 43,60

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277 × member ratings

527 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt

41 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.63 points

  1. Misery scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt NAS | 50% | 23 + 21 + 20 + 22 = 85pts
    N: Spicy smoke from chips, a fire filled with water, a little ginger and dried prunes, port wine.
    T: Not biting, soft and sweet, pears and lemons, smoked bacon, a little vanilla.
    F: Long, energetic, bites pepper, smoked meats, smoky, bitterness of the barrel and vanilla.
    B: Normal, dense whisky, with a sensible degree and a pleasant profile. Deserves a normal evaluation.

  2. wbarchive_380086 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Color: Saturated-golden.
    ABV: 50%.

    Nose: Burned wood sticks and needles, malt, notes of creamy cream. [n23]

    Taste: The body is dense, oily. Peat, dried fruits, a little salt. [t21]

    Finish: long and rich. Smoke, wood, peat, a little wine notes. [T20]

    Balance: Fine peaty whisky with a rich aroma and taste. When the drink is poured into the glass, the air is saturated with the aroma from childhood, when children near the camp fire burned sticks from bushes and trees, and chased each other with coals at the ends. In taste, rich smokiness neatly envelops a light taste of dried fruits with a small slice of salt. Despite the relatively high degree (50%), spirituousness is not felt at all, letting you enjoy a truly spicy dance of haze and dried fruit. [b21]

    Score n + t + f + b: 85

  3. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    • Nose
      slightly warm smoke, pear, banana, lemon, some honey
    • Taste
      Smoke, ashes, lemon, then honey and finally pepper

  4. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
      Smoke; Ham, but also a clear fruitiness and a nice, malty sweetness and moist tobacco
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke, ham; some earth; now comes the oak, nice and spicy but not bitter. Nice wood, behind a trace of tobacco and somehow roasted almonds at the same time
    • Finish
      80 80
      Fruity, then smoke, citrus, a slight sweetness with peaty flair. Interesting

  5. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    I tried at the tasting in Yalta - a very smoked aroma, very much resembles the Ail profile, the taste is interesting salty, reminded the bunohaven. Whisky is very complex and powerful, the aroma is quite complex and interesting, it will be possible to take the Central Bank.

  6. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    a nice fruity, strong peat malt with a nice peppery touch. Not very complex, but delicious and by no means "young" tasting.

  7. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  9. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. Fortuna1895 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Due to the ham note he has something of Caol Ila, although he lacks the mineral and the juniper. I found him delicious; I did not have that in my glass for the last time.
    • Nose
      Smoky. If you wait a few seconds and give the senses time to adjust to the smoke, a smoked ham waving over an idea of ​​fruity and grassiness. From afar, barely visible a strip of bacon, which accidentally fell into a sherry glass. Water leaves the smoked ham where it is & adds to the whole a round sweetness of red berries, a few scattered grains of green & smoked malt as well as a hint of meat broth.
    • Taste
      Soft but firm in the mouth. Again, smoked bacon, tiny undefined meaty notes & a playful berry sweetness. By adding water, light smoke billows over pepper, sherry, pieces of ham and a small fruit decoration. Added to this are a few drops of lemon juice.
    • Finish
      A nice, pleasant sharpness; we have at least 50% vol. To do alcohol. Light fruit notes win just above the smoke. Added a little water, this whisky lids the mouth area for a long time. Red fruits dipped in lemon juice. Pepper mixes with smoke.


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