Old Ballantruan 10 Year Old
Old Ballantruan 10 years is produced at the Tomintoul distillery. It uses heavily peated barley. The aroma is gently spicy with hints of peat and light vanilla. The flavour is well balanced; peat, smoke and peppery. The finish is intense and spicy.
Nose: sweet and a little light, with plenty of oak spices, both soft vanilla and sharp ginger. Sharpish peat as well, the yeasty / leafy kind. Sweet bread. Some hints of banana and vanilla, signs of its youth.
Mouth: tangy peat with a very sweet, malty core. Grain biscuits. Liquorice and kippers. Vanilla again. Lots of pepper and ginger. Punchy, young and a little rough.
Finish: long, slightly hot and tangy with ginger and grassy notes.