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Old Ballantruan 'The Peated Malt'

(70cl, 50%)

Old Ballantruan 'The Peated Malt'
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Old Ballantruan Bottling Note

A heavily peated malt for a Speyside distillery, bottled at higher proof, Old Ballantruan is an unusually peated single malt from the Tomintoul distillery.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

The nose is full and rich. There are notes of vanilla fudge and chewy toffee with shades of dried herbs and crème de cacao. There are notes of gentle peat and creosote with a touch of menthol and notes of malt extract. The palate is full and punchy. There are notes of barley sugar and toasted cereals, a cardboard note with hints of vanilla fudge and notes of chewy dark peat. There are tones of lemon marmalade and herbs. The finish is long and smooth with notes of soft wood smoke and barley sugar enriched peat.

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Old Ballantruan 'The Peated Malt' Reviews

Not up to scratch

Not to bad a malt but would not buy again as it leaves a funny aftertaste on the palate.

22nd November 2019

Belongs in a much lower price range.

So, with an open and eager heart, we opened this bottle on one of our late Friday afternoon tasting sessions. The sting of a young single malt was immediately apparent. Forgivable, some can pull it off, right? We went against Jim Murray on this one and added some water to lighten it up, disperse and diffuse the intensity a bit. Did a bit to open it, but still, the next problem did not disappear. The early taste is alright, clearly a Speyside with an infusion of (or at least a nod to) an Islay bent. But within microseconds, the taste morphs into an almost plastic-like hold. The aftertaste carries on this decidedly unpleasant taste for the remainder of the nip. The most critical of the group said nailpolish and diapers. Final verdict on our end - worth knowing about, there is effort in this, but not a repeat purchase. Belongs in a much lower price range.

16th November 2018

A shocker

I got a sample of this. It’s not often I have to pour a whisky down the sink. There are so many whiskies that are better at this price point.

17th February 2018

Wow

Very surprising to get such a complex peaty flavour like this from a speyside whisky, if you like port askaig or ardbeg you will love this. Top value for money

5th January 2018

Top Shelve Peaty dram

Islay beware; you can take the high road but I'm taking the low road to Speyside!!!

23rd November 2017

A very good find

I like the smooth caramel aftertaste, which stays around. Nice body to it, with a good nose, filled with a warm grassy note.

29th August 2017

Great wee adventure trying it for the first time. I'd buy another bottl, just to be sure. ,

creosote - what ??? Really ?
I have never knawed on creosote so I can only guess at its taste based on having smelled it 3 or 4 times in my life.
I like peaty scotch, and with this one everyone on he room can smell it coming and going down. I like it with ice.

29th May 2017

Good, but not great.

It has lots of peat, but it tastes young. Alcohol taste is a little hot. I like it. I don't love it. The price plus shipping to the US is to high for me to buy again. I don't hate it, but it's just not worth the $ for me to order it again. If I could get it at the supermarket for the price advertised here, I would.

5th February 2017

My new favourite.

Caramel and chocolate then a hefty kick of peat and smoke with a long lasting finish. Try Old Ballantruan and be converted to peat whisky.

22nd August 2016

My favourite peated whisky

Love it, great taste of peat for an unusually speyside whisky . highly recommended

8th July 2016

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