Balblair 1999

Overall rating
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

Average value

€ 51.61

9 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

67 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.05 points

  1. dapoinbua scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  2. Malthead19 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    - 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
    • Nose
      old fruits, oak, a lot of sweet sherry, you smell the "age" (meant in a positive sense)
    • Taste
      strong, full-bodied, slightly spicy start, lots of spice and oak, mild, sweet sherry
    • Finish
      long, intense finish;
      long aromatic warm aftertaste with oak and a fruity note of sherry

  3. anonymerlemur scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very fruity, very sweet, cream, vanilla, fresh and wooden bitterness
    • Taste
      83 83
      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
    • Finish
      83 83
      Nut, walnut shells, wood, metal and bitterness

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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;
    • Nose
      intensely fruity, raisins, dates, wood, leather, oak;
    • Taste
      powerful, voluminous, sparkling, oily, malt, dates, raisins, dry sherry, dark chocolate, leather, spices, oak; very complex;
    • Finish
      long, warm finish; Oak, coffee and clear dark chocolate;

  5. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      Very juicy and fruity, oranges, pleasant sweetness, some dark chocolate, malty, some vanilla, oak notes, some leather and dry sherry.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and smooth with a nice vanilla and sherry finish.

  6. Bomshanka scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
      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.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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
    • Finish
      90 90
      Dries out slowly on the same notes, dark chocolate, bit of coffee, well balanced and medium to long.


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