Old Ballantruan is distilled using heavily peated malted barley in the traditional manner. After sleeping for 10 years in hand-picked oak barrels, this whisky is then bottled at 50% alcohol volume and has no artificial colours and is none chill-filtered in order to retain its layered and integrated peaty flavours.
The excellent combination of sweetness and peat is now bolstered by a little bit more maturity
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Gently spicy with smokey "peat-reek" deliciously balanced by a sweeter creamy core.
Palate: Some gentle peaty smokiness equipoised with a sweet, creamy, malty backbone.
Finish: Climbing finish of sweetness gradually replaced with smokey depth.
Received a score of 94.5 in Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2018
Silver Medal – The International Wine & Spirit Competition, London – 2007
Gold Medal – China International Wine & Spirits Challenge, China – 2006
Bronze Medal - The International Wine & Spirit Competition, London – 2006
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