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Overall rating
85.46/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2013
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
05 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 18004
Number of bottles
264
Strength
57.2 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2018 7:45 am by mich_
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62,70

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26 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2013 MoS

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.46 points

  1. Belli700 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. Sandman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leather, raisins, chocolate, blackberries, raspberry, blueberries, nutmeg, orange, elastic, grapefruit, cherries.
    • Taste
      Raspberry, blackberry, orange, blueberry, raisins, nutmeg, bitter chocolate, lots of oak, grapefruit, cherry bonbons, hazelnut, ginger and leather.
    • Finish
      Long, nutmeg, hazelnut, ginger, raisins, chocolate, oak, orange, grapefruit, cherry, raspberry, blueberries and a little bit of leather.

  3. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very adult for a five year old.
    • Nose
      Deep sherry nose for a five year old. Loads of raisins and a subtle hint of malt.
    • Taste
      Good mouthfilling with the sweetness of the raisins and a strong spiciness with cinnamon and pepper. The sherry tones are taking over near the end. High in alcohol but just a few drops of water makes it to weak and tasteless.
    • Finish
      Short to medium finish full of sherry and drying out with more wood tones.

  5. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Successful young bottling, which was bottled at a good time. The barrel seems to have been extremely active.

    Water helps the taste and intensifies the finish.

    Fabulous PLV.
    • Nose
      88 88
      After pouring raisins and intensely sherry notes are present, seasoning occurs in the background balsamic vinegar. It develops mirabelle and orange, then overripe, acidity, Brazil nut. The alcohol is not unpleasant, but after 5 years not optimally integrated.

      Water brings white pepper into play, but it costs intensity.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In the mouth, the alcohol is clear, tobacco, sweet raisins and plums fuse together. Powerful, rubust and dry.

      With water more mirabelle and dryness.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Rather short, as far as the tannins are concerned, the spiciness and sweet sherry notes (PX?) Are still genuinely long in the mouth.

      With water significantly more oak and dryness.

  6. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    For me one of the weaker MoS bottlings, because too young. The highly active barrel and the young malt are difficult to arrange side by side
    • Nose
      You immediately feel two things: the young malt, as well as a really active cask. Spitzer, sparkling alcohol pours into the nose, followed closely by concentrated notes of the sherry barrel. Orange and ginger, a certain citrus sharpness, with a sweetness of pickled raisins. Vanilla mixes with it, as well as a mild nut mix and fresh pepper
    • Taste
      very young whiskys and high alcohol strength overwhelm me quickly, so does this one. The alcohol is pointed on the tongue and quite heated. The sherry influence is quite astringent and dry very quickly. Bright cherries and redcurrants give a sour impression, a nice malty note underneath
    • Finish
      again some nuts, light chocolate with green pepper

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