Balmenach 2008 Connoisseurs Choise Single Speyside Malt Whisky

70cl/46% In the mid-1960s Gordon & MacPhail took the unprecedented step of launching a range of single malts under the brand name ‘Connoisseurs Choice’. Until this time, many of the whiskies the range featured would not have been available as single malt. Today, 'Connoisseurs Choice' retains this exclusive nature with a range of rare and sought after single malts from distilleries throughout Scotland. TASTING NOTE Colour: Pale Straw. WITHOUT WATER: Nose: Subtle Sherry aromas mingle with crème brûlée, apple, and fresh lemon notes. Palate: Peppery initially with butterscotch, ripe banana, and orange zest flavours. A milk chocolate flavour develops and is complemented by a peppermint undertone. WITH WATER: Nose: Vanilla custard, toasted malt, and banana aromas are lifted by a zest lime edge. Palate: Smooth and creamy with bursts of pepper. Raspberry, orange, and chocolate flavours combine with a sweet hint of toffee. Body: Light. Finish: Medium in length; sweet and spicy. Cask Type(s): First fill Sherry and refill bourbon barrels. Whisky Style: A light Speyside dram.