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Balblair 2004

Overall rating
83.50/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release - Bourbon Matured
Vintage
2004
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L17362 R17/8003 1B
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
02 Mar 2018 8:29 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 51,95

3 × in wishlist

16 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2004

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.50 points

  1. Bomshanka scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    This is the 2004-2017 version of Balblairs bourbon travel retail offering. Tasted alongside another 04 vintage, namely the 2004-2015 edition. This one is quite different and 2 more years in the cask has imparted more than a little flavour. I wonder if there is some sherry involved as well to be honest.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Pickled peaches, ripe pears, raspberry jam, stewed fruits, bit of orange zest. Both light fruity notes and some darker streaks tugging different directions. Doesnt change much with water but becomes a bit brighter.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Hodge potch of fruits, some unripe and some overripe. Orange, banana, pear, red apples, plum, bit of walnut in the background, faint oaky bitterness, some honey in the mix of it and some distinct salty caramel sneaking in from time to time. Actually a bit challenging.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Ending on salty caramel and honey and a bit of oak and spice

  2. daniel.yrh scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    plenty of vanilla, ginger, pepper
    • Nose
      70 70
      fruity with hints of lemon and pear
    • Taste
      78 78
      spicy and dry
    • Finish
      78 78
      medium long with peppery note.

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