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Balmenach 32 yo 1979/2012 (53.1%, Maltbarn, bourbon barrel, 209 bottles) - 040113

 

 

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Balmenach- Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Non Classé A (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 6 (3 wash, 3 spirit) - Founded: 1824
Address: Cromdale, Grantown-on-Spey, Morayshire, PH26 3PF - Phone: +44 (0)1988 402235
Web: www.balmenachdistillery.com - More info: Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Balmenach 1976/2006 ‘30th Anniversary of Kirsch Import’ (52.9%, G&M reserve, sherry hogshead #1765, 230 bottles)
93 points - Last tasted on August 9, 2006 - Tasting notes here.
Balmenach
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Sherry Ginger Pepper Dried oranges Dry Grainy Malty

MM Distillery profile:
Balmenach (also known as Balminoch and Cromdale) was legalised in 1824 by James McGregor, but rumour has it that it operated as an illicit distillery for quite a while before that. Balmenach stayed in the hands of various members of the McGregor family for over half a century, until it was sold to a group of blenders in 1922.... More on Malt Madness.
Balmenach

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Balmenach 12 yo (43%, Flora and Fauna, late 1990’s) - 080706
  • Balmenach-Glenlivet 14 yo (57.5%, OB, early 1970’s) - 090806
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Balmenach 1979/2009 (56.3%, Berry Bros & Rudd) - 030610
The Bottlers
  • Balmenach 21 yo 1984/2005 (57.8%, The Bottlers, cask #3056) - 030610
Cadenhead
  • Balmenach-Glenlivet 19yo 1961/1980 (46%, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label,75cl) - 030610
  • Balmenach-Glenlivet 12 yo 1981/1993 (62.3%, Cadenhead) - 150405
  • Balmenach-Glenlivet 12 yo 1981/1993 (62.6%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection) - 040113
Chieftain's
  • Balmenach 21 yo 1978 (61.7%, Chieftain’s Choice, +/-1999) - 080911
  • Balmenach 11 yo 1990/2001 (43%, Chieftain's, cask #5414-5417) - no notes - 67
Coopers Choice
  • Balmenach 20 yo 1978/1999 (43%, Cooper’s Choice) - 251012
Dun Eideann
  • Balmenach 1973/1995 (43%, Dun Eideann, cask #9873) - 230511
Duncan Taylor
  • Balmenach 9 yo 2000/2010 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2) - 030610
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Balmenach 12 yo 1970 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail CC old brown label) - 080706
  • Balmenach 1971/1989 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice, Old Map label) - 030610
  • Balmenach 1975/2007 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, first fill sherry) - 030610
  • Balmenach 1976/2006 ‘30th Anniversary of Kirsch Import’ (52.9%, G&M reserve, sherry hogshead #1765, 230 bottles) - 090806
  • Balmenach 1991/2008 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice) - 030610
Hart Bros
  • Balmenach 30 yo 1972 (50.1%, Hart Bros, Port cask) - 060504
  • Balmenach 18 yo 1979 (43%, Hart Bros, +/-1998) - 251012
The Nectar
  • Balmenach 33 yo 1979/2012 (52.8%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) and Balmenach 33 yo 1979/2012 (52.8%, The Whisky Agency, Perfect Dram, bourbon hogshead, 202 bottles) - 251012
Scott's Selection
  • Balmenach 1979/2000 (58%, Scott’s Selection) - 150405
Signatory
  • Balmenach 10 yo (43%, Scottish Wildlife) - no notes - 68
  • Balmenach 25 yo 1988/2013 (55.6%, Signatory for The Whisky Exchange, cask #1132, 187 bottles) - 260314
  • Balmenach 24 yo 1988/2013 (54.4%, Signatory, hogshead, cask #2794, 238 bottles) - 260314
Various IB
  • Balmenach 14yo (40%, The Inverarity Ancestral, sherry cask, +/-2006) - 030610
  • Balmenach 18 yo (43%, The Maltman, +/-2011) - 141211
  • Balmenach-Glenlivet 15 yo 1971 (46%, Moncreiffe) - 190605
  • Balmenach 32 yo 1979/2012 (53.1%, Maltbarn, bourbon barrel, 209 bottles) - 040113
  • Balmenach 35 yo 1979/2014 (53.4%, Sansibar, 127 bottles) - 260314
  • Balmenach 10 yo 2000/2011 (46%, Liquid Treasures, bourbon hogshead) - 080911
  • Balmenach 2001/2009 (46%, Càrn Mor, Scottish Liqueur Centre, barrel, cask #800412) - 040113
 
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