Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Balmenach
Bottler Master of Malt
Distillation Date May 2013
Style Single Malt Whisky
Bottling Date December 2021

Balmenach 8yo 2013 MoM

You might not have had the opportunity to try single malt from Speyside's Balmenach distillery before, though if you've enjoyed premium blends like Johnnie Walker, it's likely that some of this impressive whisky has passed your lips in blended form. Independent bottlers occasionally get their hands on a cask, and as of now, that includes us here at Master of Malt! Distilled in 2013 and filled into a refill hogshead, before finishing up in an oloroso octave cask, which we opened up at the end of 2021 to release a total of 385 bottles.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Burnt sugar, hot caramel, dark chocolate with almonds, creamy coffee, rice pudding.

Palate A glorious lick of toffee coats the mouth followed by a light dusting of pepper. Rich and sweet, with creamy notes of dark beer and char leading to more spicy oak and chewy toffee pennies.

Finish A medley of brown sugar and spice, with toasted oak, chocolate buttons, a touch of treacle, and barley water.

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Balmenach 8 Year Old 2013 (Master of Malt)
Decent dram
Despite the ABV it doesn’t take water too well so just a wee drop does the trick. This is not a complex whisky but it’s got a nice nose and is tasty with a slightly sweet and medium finish. Not bad at all.
Rupert A , United Kingdom
15 days ago
Sweet and spicy
To someone getting into their whisky this is a very nice bottle. Loads going on with a nice warmth, perfect for cold evenings. A little water or ice opens it up a lot.
Master of Malt Customer
4 months ago
Surprisingly good!
Beyond your expectation at this price. Buy it! Beautifully on nose, nice palate, medium finish. 30ml in the glass, finish the first half in 30mins, feel the change with time. Finish the other half after dinner, found it very rounded.——— Guangzhou China
Master of Malt Customer
8 months ago
If you like your whisky on the slightly sweeter, creamier side you’ll love this. Wonderful mouthfeel with crème brûlée, butterscotch notes. That’s not to say it’s a one trick pony. There’s some highland esque elements in there as well. It’s just bloody lovely.
Ian W , United Kingdom
9 months ago
Cracking malt
Very nice malt is this, not over loaded on Sherry which is more subtle than many.
Bargain for the money
Master of Malt Customer
10 months ago
One of the best Balmenachs I have ever had!
Rich, weighty, Speyside.
The oloroso cask finish works really well.
Master of Malt Customer
10 months ago
A lovely dram…….
A lovely dram, a little water and it opens up. Toffee pennies for sure, sweet and spicy, another belter from MoM!
Peter F , United Kingdom
11 months ago
Lovely whisky
I’ve just received this whisky, my first pour, and it’s tremendous, it’s fruity, toffee, very smooth, it’s just lovely, I’m expecting great things as the bottle goes down.
45 quid for a lovely cask strength whisky, get it in your basket.
Thank you Master of Malt…….
Peter F , United Kingdom
11 months ago