- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 1st Release
- Calculated age
- 18 years old
- Ex-Bourbon Barrels & Spanish Oak Butts
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 1000 ml
- Bottled for
- Travel Retail Exclusive
- Added on
- 15 Apr 2018 11:52 am by Bluesman
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points
- - a great whisky
- Damn good sherry oak combination
- very expressive and voluminous
- at an issue price of well under € 100 a liter, a great price for the good quality
old fruits, oak, a lot of sweet sherry, you smell the "age" (meant in a positive sense)
strong, full-bodied, slightly spicy start, lots of spice and oak, mild, sweet sherry
long, intense finish;
long aromatic warm aftertaste with oak and a fruity note of sherry
- Review from a blind tasting:
This malt is very fruity on the nose, but very woody in the finish. Completely different.
Color: saffron to copper
Very fruity, very sweet, cream, vanilla, fresh and wooden bitterness
Slightly alcoholic and a little stinging in the mouth. In addition, creamy consistency. Less fruity than on the nose, but more spicy and more woody. Amarena
Nut, walnut shells, wood, metal and bitterness
- What a great price-performance ratio!
A "top malt" in the practical liter bottle for
dreamlike € 52.00 (2017).
Why didn't I stock up?
[Color] = full of amber;
intensely fruity, raisins, dates, wood, leather, oak;
powerful, voluminous, sparkling, oily, malt, dates, raisins, dry sherry, dark chocolate, leather, spices, oak; very complex;
long, warm finish; Oak, coffee and clear dark chocolate;
- A very "juicy" and multi-layered whisky, which has its strength in the many fruity aromas. The alcohol is very nicely involved and does not bother the nose or the palate. A wonderfully soft sweetness accompanies the enjoyment without ever being intrusive. A very consistent drop of desire for more. There is still a lot to discover.
Very fruity at the first creeping in, dark cherries, oranges, plums, some banana, almonds, some cedar, milk chocolate, some honey and very soft sherry notes. The alcohol is great and does not stand out.
Very juicy and fruity, oranges, pleasant sweetness, some dark chocolate, malty, some vanilla, oak notes, some leather and dry sherry.
Medium long, sweet and smooth with a nice vanilla and sherry finish.
- An extremely nice surprise being a travel retail release, this Balblair tastes atleast its apparent 18 years and has alot of depth and nuance. Highly recommended. Be aware that this is the 1999-2017 version specifically. There are both 15' and 16' releases that differ somewhat.
Deep pot of stewing fruits, dark; plum, date, pickled apple, sherry influence is clear but not overpowering (Amontillado?), ripe pear, hints of tropical fruits, ripe banana, mango, papaya, some spice, pepper, chili, hint of lemon or lime zest towards the end. Tonnes of different notes down there.
Fruitcake with candied orangepeel and dark chocolate glaze, malty tones, slight oak bitternes that goes well with the chocolate, creamy and delicious in the back of the mouth
Dries out slowly on the same notes, dark chocolate, bit of coffee, well balanced and medium to long.