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 â€˜Connoisseurs Choiceâ€™. 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 crÃ¨me brÃ»lÃ©e, 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.