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Balblair 1996

Overall rating
89.46/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2018
Casktype
1st Fill Spanish Oak Butt Finish
Casknumber
022
Number of bottles
669
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
03 Oct 2017 2:28 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179,90

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28 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1996

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.46 points

  1. Stiobahn scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Starting with a heavy oak influence it reveals a lot of fruits and a long lasting finish. On the palate it presents a lot of spices and sweet fruits, vanilla and raisins.

  2. Numwierum scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A great scent that rises in the nose! Toffee, milk chocolate, light spicy notes, some eucalyptus and liquorice root. In the mouth it offers a just as good spectacle, as it joins a bit bitter orange marmalade. Very long and pleasant finish, the Spanish oak packs vigorously again! Need the water, I do not think so.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. JungleDram scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The first attempt without water: Complex, slightly closed malt with Christmas flavors. Nose, taste and finish are very pleasing and delicate, makes you want more. I have to do it again.

  4. Valérie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. MrYens scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  6. Fassstärke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The oak barrel is the dominant part from the beginning. It brings a nice spicy note of menthol with lots of liquorice and licorice flavors. The soft, fruity taste and its long finish are for me the pluses of this malts. I miss something the complexity and complexity. Who does not like licorice - finger away!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very spicy, a lot of strong oak, liquorice, licorice, old leather, menthol, which strongly reminds of Cassis Pulmoll. With time in the glass, it becomes a little more fruity and sweeter, with some vanilla added. Menthol and oak notes continue to dominate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Fruity oranges to vanilla, more gentle than the spicy nose promises. The oak is in the taste, surprisingly much more restrained. Only at the very end does she come back again
    • Finish
      89 89
      With lots of licorice and oak, very long finish. The spicy oak remains in the mouth for a long time without the typical bitterness.

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