Overall rating
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
11 years old
2 Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
15 Apr 2016 1:56 pm by Dollemalt

Average value

€ 59.00

6 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

26 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2005 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.90 points

  1. Jan581 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    pale/bland overall but drinkable at a certain level, but boring
    • Nose
      fruity, malt, floral, grains, honey, nuts, butter, astringent/alcohol, light sour grass, sugars, light sherry
    • Taste
      fruits, light wood bitter, light sherry, grainy texture, honey, citrus peel, sweet grains, light oloroso sour and salty, marzipan
    • Finish
      short, fruits, marzipan, some woodsy sourness, stewed fruits at the back with some sherry sourness and long bitter woodsy malt

  4. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A great Speysider that even with only 11 years maturation can score with a great oak note.
    • Nose
      Fine fruity nose with a focus on ripe red apples and orange peel. The fruit is covered in a blanket of wild herbs. After a while, in addition to the fruit notes and floral aromas. Some vanilla completes an elegant nose.
    • Taste
      The creamy onion dominate orange peel and blossom. Vanilla oak from the beginning, and maturing at only 11 years. Raisins and milk chocolate give the malt a nice depth. Milk chocolate turns dark chocolate after a while, a touch of pepper pulls through the palate.
    • Finish
      In the medium-long finish, it is a bit dry, but leaves a creamy-oaky-orange-fruity taste on the tongue.

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Raisin, caramel, vanilla. A nice nose, nice. A malty drought after aeration. Palate: A slight vinous and fruity bitterness. Creamy texture. Apple and lemon syrup. Finale: Light alcoholic kick, and a ripple of industrial solvent. Some spices at the end of the mouth.


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