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Balmenach 2005 CA

Overall rating
85.06/100
votes
19
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
2005
Bottled
04.02.2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
2 Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
744
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
16/61
Added on
15 Apr 2016 1:11 pm by Dollemalt
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 59,00

5 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Expert Junior rendelius
89
Expert Senior Sir Provenance
87
Connoisseur Archer
87
Connoisseur Daan Tje
87
Expert Senior Maltbehr64
87
Member Senior ponas
87
Connoisseur Ciro
87
Member Senior daniello302
87
Expert Senior SanctTom
86
Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
86
Member Senior Karel
85
Expert Senior Banzai
85
Expert Senior Carsten
83
Member Senior Philippe Verlinden
83
Connoisseur Bishlouk
83
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck
82
Expert Senior Whiskyboer
82
Expert Senior malthead-sven
82
Expert Senior Mc Tisj
80

21 × in collection

Level Username Collection
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Connoisseur boy_genius_ck
1
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Newbie cls
1
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Expert Senior Danny Moons
1
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Member Senior Dollemalt
1
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Member Senior dram_good_times
1
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Member Junior GoaFraggle
2
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Specialist KayMeertens
1
  • sample
Expert Senior pieters87
1
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Member Senior ponas
1
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Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
1
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Expert Senior Sir Provenance
1
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Expert Senior Tobi2100
1
  • sample
Member Senior WhiskyHead76
1
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Hidden user
2
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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Hidden user
1
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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2005 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.06 points

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  2. 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

  3. Daan Tje scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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