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Old Ballantruan is a distinguished Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky, representing one of the rare peated malt offerings hailing from the Speyside region. This whisky has been meticulously matured over numerous years in carefully selected oak barrels. It's presented at a robust 50% volume and remains unaltered by chill-filtration, preserving its rich and layered peated character. Tasting Note by Old Ballantruan:Nose: Heathery smoke balanced with subtle floral notes.Palate: Gentle "peat reek" flavours with hints of citrus tones and malty nuttiness.Finish: Lingering smoke and peat with touch of malted barley sweetness.
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A traditional bourbon hailing from the Old Bardstown series! Comprising 72% corn, 15% malted barley, and 13% rye in its mashbill, it strikes a harmonious balance between a gentle spiciness and a luscious buttery sweetness. Bottled at 45% ABV, it's a perfect addition to your liquor collection, ready for those occasions when you crave a classic Old Fashioned cocktail. Tasting Note by Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey:Nose is sweet, herbal, citrus. The palate is herbaceous, sweet fruit, vanilla, on a layer of oak and earthiness that goes on like a champion marathon runner.
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The initial release of Old Ballantruan with a specified age statement, aged for a decade. This unique whisky is produced at the Tomintoul distillery, employing heavily peated barley, and it is presented at a robust 50% ABV. Tasting Note by Old Ballantruan:Nose: Gentle waft of "peat reek", smoked campfires and subtle citrus fruit notes.Palate: A mellow, dry peat with hints of lemon cheesecake, cocoa and shortbread.Finish: Lingering smoke and peat with a light pepper kick.
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Tomintoul Distillery is renowned for its mellow and smooth whisky, often referred to as "the gentle dram." However, they also produce a series of heavily-peated whiskies under the Old Ballantruan brand. This particular release, introduced in the middle of 2018, showcases a smoky whisky that has been aged for a minimum of 15 years before being bottled at a robust 50% ABV. Tasting Note by Old Ballantruan:Nose: Gentle “peat -reek” with mild gun-flint notes softened by sweet, mature, creamy Speyside malt. Hints of herbal-heathery spice.Palate: The smokiness is very apparent yet soft and tempered with toffee-sweetness and gentle oaky spice.
Old Ballantruan Single Malt Scotch Whisky, emanating from the renowned Speyside region, is distinguished by its exceptional use of peated malt - a rarity in an area famed for its unpeated spirits. Produced at the Tomintoul Distillery, this whisky offers a unique juxtaposition of Speyside smoothness with the smoky depth typically associated with Islay malts. Old Ballantruan boasts a robust peat character balanced beautifully with underlying notes of nuttiness, malt, and a touch of sweetness, making it an intriguing choice for those who appreciate a multifaceted whisky experience. Each dram is a testament to the versatility and richness of Scottish whisky, bridging regional styles with finesse.