Balmenach 26 (Signatory Vintage TWE Selection 1988/2015 Cask #3242) Review

This is a TWE Selection 26 year Balmenach matured in an ex-bourbon Hogshead and bottled at 51.1% ABV.

Nose: Honey and lavender with heavy beeswax – some fenugreek developing with tart apples, cherries, and vanilla.

Palate: Loads of honey and wax with the oak coming off harsh – cherry and strawberry notes with vanilla and butterscotch.

Finish: Buttery oak with dried herbs – some harshness from the oak.

Rating: 84/100 – Some promising notes but a bit rough around the edges at times.

Value for the money: I believe I got this delivered around $200 from TWE and I wouldn’t buy it again at that price.

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