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Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt

Overall rating
81.64/100
votes
317
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Speyside Glenlivet
Bottled
2006
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Mar 2009 10:30 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 43.49

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317 × member ratings

592 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Old Ballantruan The Peated Malt

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.64 points

  1. pdby scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Normal, dense whisky, with an intelligent degree and a pleasant profile. Deserves a normal assessment.
    • Nose
      Spicy smoke from wood chips, a fire filled with water, a little ginger and dried prune, port.
    • Taste
      Not biting, soft and sweet, pears and lemons, smoked bacon, a little vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, pushy, biting pepper, smoked meat products, smokiness, bitterness barrels and vanilla.

  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. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Mr. D. scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  6. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • 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

  7. Alexandr_Zhurov scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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.

  8. 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.

  9. jankes scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

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