Whisky Balmenach "Connoisseur's Choice" 1993, 700 ml
Whiskey pale gold color.
In its pure form Balmenak whiskey has a smooth taste with hints of malt and a subtle hint of pepper. When added to water in the taste of whiskey initially felt the sweetness, notes of malt and a slight hint of spice in the background.
Whiskey has aroma with dominant notes of malt, a hint of fresh hay, mint and citrus notes in the background. In diluted form in the aroma of whiskey citrus tones pushed forward together with notes of vanilla and notes of malt.
Like all whiskey Balmenak 1993 is especially good in combination with a cigar. Lovely digestif.
Balmenach - a little known distillery, which is currently in the hands of Inver House Distillers (a branch of Pacific Spirits, owned by International Beverage Holdings), which bought it in 1997 at the United Distillers (Diageo). A huge amount of malt Balmenak brewing in barrels of sherry, used in the manufacture of blended whiskeys, including Johnnie Walker. Area of Grantown-on-Spey, which is located Balmenak distillery in the past was notorious for illegal distilling and Balmenach became one of the first distilleries in the Highlands, legalize the production of whiskey after the adoption of the law on licensing of its production in 1823.
Whiskey Balmenak (Balmenach) issued under the label Connoisseur's Choice, which is well known among connoisseurs of whiskey. Under this label, single malt whiskey produced, manufactured at the little-known distilleries, facing the threat of closure and disappearance. From 1980 to 1995, in Scotland was closed 29 distilleries, some of which are entirely ceased to exist, as some only temporarily suspended their work. The reasons for closing are different, but it would be a pity if the whiskey produced in these distilleries, was lost forever. Each of these hard liquor has its own unique properties that could never be obtained with production at any other distillery. It is for this reason, Gordon and McPhail for many years bought up in bulk malt from little-known distilleries, thus saving them from closing. All made of whiskey and thus began to be issued under the label Connoisseur's Choice.