Old Ballantruan

The Peated Malt, Glenlivet

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 57
Specifications
Brand: Old Ballantruan
Expression: The Peated Malt, Glenlivet
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 57
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Acetic. Coffee icing. Then creamy toffee, caramel notes combining with pear drops remind me of Elastoplast. Herbal.
Palate: Cereal grains. Newsprint. Faintly smoky. Creamy toffee and vanilla develop with water.
Finish: Oily, burnt croissant. Wood ash.
Comment: A number of surprising, and perhaps contradictory, characteristics that actually come together quite nicely in the end.
8.0
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Malt loaf, dark chocolate sauce, vanilla, warm tar and peat. With water more eucalyptus/tea tree, and Limoncello.
Palate: Like crunching peated barley malt. Porridge and peat, with lemon rind.
Finish: More youthful peatiness.
Comment: I was reminded of the time I met a German loon who claimed to sprinkle heavily peated barley on his muesli. This is 30ppm Ready Brek.
8.0
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