All about making whisky
Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 15946
- Appearance : or brillant.
- Nose : envoutant, gourmand. Précis sur le duo poire juteuse et vanille bourbon. Il s’ouvre sur les agrumes, zest d’orange. Pâtissier, notes de pâte d’amande.
- Palate : douce, presque sucrée, elle est marquée par la vanille. Elle se développe rapidement sur la noisette laiteuse et revient en milieu de bouche sur la poire Williams, la pomme Grany Smith.
- Overall : nette, sans excès d’amertume, elle se prolonge sur des notes de chêne blanc, beurre, crème.
- The brand
Located in the heart of Speyside, Balmenach has been the property of the Inver House group since 1997. This isolated distillery has very few official bottlings and, like many others, produces a single malt predominantly for use in the group’s blends. For a long time owned by United Distillers & Vintners, Balmenach was for a time available in the form of a 12 year old as part of the Flora & Fauna range. Mothballed between 1993 and 1997, it was reopened by its new owners in 1998. The rare versions of its single malt are released by independent bottlers such as Signatory Vintage and Gordon & Macphail.
An independent bottler located in the heart of Speyside, Duncan Taylor has in recent years become one of the largest specialists in old single malts and grain whiskies in Scotland, all bottled at cask strength. Originally a private collection, the wealth of its stock of casks has allowed it to launch various blends on the market containing high percentages of malt, including the famous Black Bull blend, which is available as a 12, 30 and 40 year old.