Whisky Tasting Notes
Old Ballantruan 10 Year Nose: A punchy, intense nose of rich peat and mouthwatering caramelised chorizo, frying in a smoking pan. It’s an aroma that demands attention; I’ve never found a Speyside this endearing, especially at only ten years old.
Old Ballantruan 10 Year Taste: Not just wood smoke, but tar, creosote and other manly things hitting you at 50% AVB. The peat pushes things forward but freshens up with heavy doses of spicy ginger and drizzles of golden syrup. It’s not delicate, but it’s characterful and balanced.
Old Ballantruan 10 Year Finish: Such a god damn malty and unexpectedly long, comforting finish. The peat lingers but accommodates the smoothly serenading Speyside sensations – I love it.
Flavour 8/10 Value 10/10