Berrys' Own Selection

Balmenach

1979

ABV 56.3%
REVIEWED Issue 87
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Specifications
Brand: Balmenach, Berry Bros. & Rudd, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1979
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2009
ABV: 56.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Berry Bros. & Rudd
Awards
Recommended
Issue 87
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Aromatic almost herbal notes. An old fashioned apothecary shop. Sharp green fruits, a citrus edge and some oak comes through.
Palate: Very delicate at first but then gets bolder with spiced notes and a sweet sugary edge.
Finish: Long and drying.
Comment: A good example of this distillery. Well put together.
8.3
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Grassy, honeyed. Lemon balm, touch of thyme. Develops on sour fruity notes. Gooseberry, redcurrants. Then a wave of vanilla floods the sour edge. Multilayered aromatic display.
Palate: Light, silky. Sweet at first with Demerara sugar and rum notes. Followed by a drier spiciness.
Finish: Lingering, dry but with a sweet exotic fruit aftertaste.
Comment: A rum finish? An interesting and complex dram with enough dryness to balance the sweet Demerara profile.
8.2
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Balmenach Distillery, Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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