Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Refill Sherry Butt & Refill Bourbon Barrels
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
11/07/16 160992
Added on
21 Aug 2016 11:39 am by Whisky_Momente

Average value

€ 40.64

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2008 GM

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.89 points

  1. schengel10 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    A young, very neat malt from a largely unknown distillery;
    [Color] straw;
    • Nose
      light, light fruits (pears, apples, lemons), honey;
    • Taste
      creamy, oily onion, bananas, citrus fruits (pineapple) vanilla, honey, herbs, malt;
    • Finish
      rather short finish; Lemons, pepper;

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    Old Iron

    I must confess, the last time I tasted a Balmenach was when I released my own Save Lars Whisky over a year ago. This youngling from 2008 is a vatting of one sherry and several bourbon casks and bottled under the Connoisseur Choice label from Gordon & Macphail.

    The nose is both sweet and mildly sour, which does not seem to work well. It has a strange aroma that I cannot quite put my finger on, but does seem a bit off. The best way to describe it is silver polish or even old iron. Underneath is some yellow fruit: pineapple and citrus.

    It is nicely oily and immediately very sweet. The strange note from the nose is - luckily - gone on the palate. I do get some pepper, ginger and vanilla. The fruit is now all but citrusy: lemon, lime and mandarin. The pineapple has evolved towards grapefruit. A little bit of liquorice emerges.

    The finish is rather short on more lemon and pepper.

    A card's player whisky with a little off-note on the nose.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Not bad, but one-dimensional, a little too young and boring. Enthusiasm 2/5 Whisky n ° 1242
    • Nose
      This is only my 2nd Balmenach, so I'm happy to see this young traffic jam that will allow me to access the distillery character.
      Nose: peaty, young, lively, with notes of cheese (!) And citrus. Very simple.
    • Taste
      Lively, simple and narrow.
    • Finish
      Pretty short.

  4. pianoman scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Light. Immature lemons, sour apple rings. Wet wall paint.
    • Taste
      Unripe bananas with some pepper. A trace of smoky ashes.

  5. Whisky_Momente scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Great malt with an excellent PLV!
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      85 85


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