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- Type / Subtype : Whisky / Single Malt
- Brand / Distillery : Balmenach
- Country / Region : Scotland / Speyside
- Merchant : Signatory Vintage
- Line : Cask Strength Collection
- Bottling :
- Dilution : Cask strength
- Strength : 55,7%
- Volume : 70cl
- Vintage : 1988 Vintage
- Age : 25 Yo
- Peated : Unpeated
- Packaging : Metal Tube
- SKU : 17723C
- 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.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Cask Strength Collection of single malt and single grain whiskies is without doubt one of the most appreciated ranges. Each release is bottled undiluted, unchillfiltered and usually consists of a single cask. To help the consumer appreciate their whisky at more than a purely aromatic and gustatory level, Signatory Vintage takes care to display on each label, with great precision, the region of production, the date of distillation and bottling, the type of cask used, its number and the number of bottles of the same nectar that were produced. This range thus offers some fascinating facts, in addition to exceptional quality!
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