Balmenach Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Aged 7 Years

Little-known but highly prized as a Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Balmenach is an old distillery, established in 1824 as one of the classic Speyside producers. The whisky that comes off the stills here is rare to find in its bottled form, even though it is highly sought after for its rich and meaty ‘old Speyside’ style.

We have found that the heavier style of spirit lends itself well to prolonged finishing – or more a secondary maturation – and this particular example spent 5 years in a refill hogshead prior to being filled into a Tawny Port Quarter Cask in April 2019. The balance of spirit and oak in this whisky is sublime.

May 2013
March 2021
54.5% Vol.
Colour: Deep Amber.
Nose: Red berries, damson jam and some nutty notes.
Palate: Sweet cherries, fig, cracked black pepper and toasted oak play in perfect harmony. Big spirit finished in a highly active cask.
Finish: Red fruits conserve, toasted hazelnut and charred oak.
Bottles: 97.