Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: The Alistair Walker Whisky Company 70cl / 58.4%
A single cask 2013 Balmenach 8-year-old bottled at full strength without colouring or chill filtration by Alistair Walker Whisky Co. for Batch 9 of their Infrequent Flyers series.
Cask 131 of Balmenach 2013 was an 8-year-old first fill ex-bourbon hogshead that yielded 252 bottles at its natural cask strength of 58.4%. It's great to see more indie Balmenachs cropping up and particularly from ex-bourbon casks as most Balmenachs are sherried. This should be yummy.
Alistair Walker Whisky Company
|Cask Type||1st Fill Ex Bourbon
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Light gold.
Nose: Banana custard, almonds and sweet popcorn.
Palate: Lively and vibrant, and classically Speyside. Vanilla pods, honeycomb and coconut toasties. Cloves, aniseed and a peppery back note.
A cracking value Alistair Walker 8 year old Balmemach at cask strength, having never tried either the bottler or distillery, was a great opportunity to develop my whisky experience further. On the nose there is mince-pie fruit, brandy snaps and plenty of rich stewed pears and apples. Tasting is full of rich christmas pudding flavours, reminiscent of my dad pouring brandy over one and igniting it on Christmas day. The finish is long, and continues the stewed fruit notes. Fantastic!