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Overall rating
88.66/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
WB8784
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Bottlers (TB)
Vintage
12.1984
Bottled
12.2005
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Spanish Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3056
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 May 2009 11:24 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 1984 TB

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.66 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Balmenach was not really in my focus so far, which will certainly change after this sample. A great and powerful malt, I like it very much!

    23/22/23/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      From the Premium Snifter shines relatively bright amber while auspiciously thick and oily "legs" stick to the glass wall. Slightly musty, minimally fermented fruit flavors come into their own, caramelized sugar and unbelievable sweetness come to the fore. Slowly the initially musty and decayed notes disappear and dark dates, sour cherries and raisins come into their own. Salted peanuts, chocolate and a few drops of espresso show up from their dark and harsh side. Do I smell about a minimal amount of sulfur? Dark, ripe and sweet fruit flavors cover up the budding sulfur and an incredibly complex and multi-layered fruit note dominates the nose with sweet sugar and vanilla. The interplay of the old and dignified flavors slowly stimulates my salivation, caramel and Schokoladevereinen with abrasion and zest of old orange peel, again this musty, decayed and old fruit flavor on. I could sniff at this complex nose forever! Peach, right now is velvety vineyard peach flavor dominant in the air, just wonderful!
    • Taste
      Powerful and spicy, the Balmenach wets the tongue, dark and dried fruit flavors instantly stimulate the saliva with spicy wood tones and voluminous sweetness. Subtle sharpness creeps over the tongue, slightly salty hazelnuts and herbs to light. The alcohol warms the palate, the dark sour cherries and date flatter the tongue. The second sip is wonderfully velvety and creamy, also dominate here sweet caramel and dark, dried berries. Milk chocolate melts in the mouth, a few splashes of sour cherry juice and spicy oak provide a harsh appeal.
    • Finish
      Still cling cozy heat and dried berries on the palate, the pleasant sharpness on the tongue intensifies, salty comes with wood sharpness. Again, sour cherries show, as are a few drops of lemon juice to advantage. The high alcohol still heats the palate, creamy and buttery blurred dried berries, brine, sour cherries and milk chocolate.

  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really exciting malt. Certainly not ordinary, but not particularly good either. For me it is more of an interesting experience and broadening my horizons. I enjoyed the sample and it was really fun to taste. There is a lot to discover that I cannot put into words.
    • Nose
      The nose is definitely interesting. At first I think of yogurt gums, which are more sour than sweet. With unripe kiwi and dragon fruit. An old cleaning rag with a little citrus cleaner. Sorrel. Also sourdough bread with a salt crust. Wood glaze, wood oil and wax. Yellowed books.
    • Taste
      In the mouth a little sweeter, but more sweet and sour. Orange blossom honey. Tart, sour mirabelle jam. Lightly sugared citrus fruits. Almond butter and peanut butter. Salty caramel. Haribo sour fries. Tree sap.
    • Finish
      Fresh, salted nuts. Juicy wood tones. Grapefruit.

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    22 21 21 21 85

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22.5, taste 22.5, finish 22, balance 22

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Herbs honey vanilla wood orange zest not bad at all

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    With a little water I can`t say the nose is anything out the ordinary but the palate is certainly lively but a bit cardboardy with it.
    There is some gunpowder on the nose and burnt matches but not enough to spoil anything but its there.
    There is something in this profile I do not like, almost sickly, not for me
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Interesting creamy notes on the nose, very mild, fruity, slightly sour (yoghurt) and some oak. Tasty.Stronger than expected, sweetish, intense, light sherry, nutty. Very long finish on nuts, sherry, oak. Delicious.

  8. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=209 Color: amber / copper
    Nose: Old sherry - dull and distinctive. Note of shallow leather, dry cardboard, oranges and salty nuts are superordinate. In addition garden herbs in all variations, hints of mint, Chinagras and peppermint. Black peppercorns and liqueur in combination with sweet honey and woody aromas.
    Taste: Creamy sherry with lots of power and a firm salty spice! Nuts of all kinds, herbs, wood, vanilla, honey, caramel and cinnamon. Getting drier and more bitter, so that the nuts and the pepper are more and more effective.
    Finish: Long - wood, nuts, nougat, delicately fruity orange and fresh herbs go hand in hand. Cocoa powder, wood and nut flavors remain on the tongue.
    90 points (nose: 90 / taste: 91 / finish: 89)

  9. st7 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 212 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015and for 219 € in June 2015

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