Old Ballantruan is a superb peated malt, produced at Speyside's Tomintoul distillery using heavily peated barley. This is the first ever bottling with an age statement, and it comes at a punchy 50%ABV. Very good stuff!
Nose: Soft spices and rich peat note. Very punchy and intense, with some inviting vanilla notes.
Palate: Simple and balanced with a solid delivery of rich peat smoke and hints of black pepper.
Finish: Intense and spicy with a crescendo of wood smoke and tar.
Overall: Not overly complex, this is a simple though very enjoyable peated Speyside malt...
-- Masters of Malt