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Balblair 2005

Overall rating
83.37/100
votes
50
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2018
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L18/134 R18/5164 L18/9131
Barcode
5010509880596
Added on
21 Aug 2018 4:28 pm by sad1977
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 55.81

3 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.37 points

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part 4/8 of a Balblair range share. After the standard 12, 15 and 18 it’s now time to dive into the world of vintages.
    • Nose
      Immediately this ‘05 vintage gives way more outspoken character then the new range of age statements! I get pears, vanilla, an earthy note and mild spices. It got a rather light maturation which I like. Very delicate and characterful.
    • Taste
      Fresh and friendly. Very decent body. Sweet and sour. Burst of citrus fruits, vanilla and other mild spices. Apple, orange, licorice, cinnamon. Not a lot of depth though.
    • Finish
      Short-medium. There is actually a very pleasant hint of smoke in the finish as well as a more barley like note. It reminds me of freshly baked bread. That is quite a surprise. Also some white peppers.

      It is a pitty that it is a tad dry/bitter at the end and the finish is rather short. But I have to say, this is more exciting then the new age statement bottlings.

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. singlecask_luke scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    A lovely dram! Floral, citrus fruits, a bit of a vanilla, slightly spicy, well integrated alcohol. Very refreshing, perfect for relaxed summer evenings. Super easy to drink, good value. Sadly discontinued.

  4. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a Balblair range share.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Fresh, little sour, some sweet notes of peaches on syrup. Notes of white wine. Little straw. Not really inviting to be honest....
    • Taste
      82 82
      Sweet arrival. Turns a little bit more sour, but doesn't develop much. Some honey and some hay.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short length. Little sweet, bit woody but turns bitter in the end.

  5. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

  6. RobbievdBrink scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice Balblair with a decent amount of sweet yellow fruits, vanilla and bourbon spices. Quite a step up from the standard range.

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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