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Balmenach 2005 SMWS 48.90

Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Cedar, sandalwood and rose
Vintage
29.03.2005
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
48.90
Number of bottles
192
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 Jul 2017 1:42 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 55,57

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Whisky Reviews for Balmenach 2005 SMWS 48.90

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 points

  1. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I quite like this. It's outside my 'usual palate' (young and/or heavy whisky, often peated), but very enjoyable. The nose is it's greatest feature.
    Does not need a lot of water IMO.
    After the 64.89, this was one of my first SMWS bottles.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fat, butterscotch, hay, honey, flowers, citrus, vanilla sticks, apples, pears, some yellow melon, some mint, some oak wood
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fatty butterscotch, honey, vanilla, pears and apples, minty and citric all over, some pepper,
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, getting somewhat bitter and drying in the end. The honey battles the oaky bitterness, the minty citrus slowly fades. Actually not as bad as it seems while I write this.

  2. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    The sweetly perfumed and attractive nose whispered to us of cedar, sandalwood and rose, summer picnics in flower meadows and waxed jackets in a candle shop. To taste, caramel wafer and vanilla sweetness was out-performed by the perfumed elements – ‘all scent-wearing ladies, gin parlours and nail bars’. Some spicy, spirity heat was also evident – chilli chocolate, caraway, clove, pepper and horseradish. The reduced nose had a variety of aromatics – laurel bush, Simnel cake, Kummel and After Eight mints. The reduced palate was unusual but very pleasant – rose bud tea, sweet vermouth, herbal cigarettes and lavender in a lingerie drawer.

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