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Old Ballantruan Tasting notes and reviews

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Old Ballantruan

Old Ballantruan
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
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Martine Nouet

Citrussy, very aromatic. A distant dry smokiness swirling up. A mineral touch (wet pebble). Then a fruity whiff of ripe peaches and pears. All is wrapped in a delicate honeyed veil.
Rich, silky, enticing. Oily, getting drier on the tongue as spices burst out. Some green gage flavours mingling with spices.
Lemony, drying on ginger.
A charming nose with a less delicate palate but altogether a refreshing dram.

Dave Broom

Very sweet start with light smoke. Clover honey and woodsmoke. With water becomes dramatically drier and then a rubbery note.
Very sweet when neat then the smoke charges onto your tongue. The diluted palate is better than the nose to start.
If you are going to drink it do it neat.
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