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Balmenach

Region: Highlands
District: Speyside

Although Balmenach Distillery was established in 1824, it has been available as a single malt, in official bottlings, only since 1991. It is located between Grantown-on-Spey and Bridge of Avon. It was closed during Wor ld War I and was utilized as a barracks for the Royal Corps of Signals during World War II. An interesting story has been handed down that shortly after the 1823 Excise Act passed, an excise officer visited farmer James McGregor's farm (present site of the Balmenach Distillery) and was given the usual Scottish hospitality, including several drams of his best illicit whisky. When asked by the excise officer what the structure with the mill-wheel was, McGregor informed him that it was a "peat shed." After several more drams, and as the office prepared to leave, he suggested to farmer McGregor that he "obtain a license for the peat shed." The astute farmer McGregor did just that.

12 year old

Proof 86
Color Full amber
Nose Full, with sherry, honey and floral notes.
Body Medium to full.
Palate Ample sherry, with honey and some spicy notes.
Finish Long, round and some sweetness

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