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Balblair 2001

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2018
Casknumber
686
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Taiwan Exclusive
Added on
25 Nov 2018 8:03 pm by TomBx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2001

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    On first impressions this bottle was not going to receive a score over 70. Sulphur ridden with nothing but rotten eggs, burnt rubber and baby sick going for it.
    Through plenty of oxidizing in the bottle it developed sweeter characters and gained a sweeter note.
    However, this Balblair is all about the cask and displays little of the distillery. It is an old style of whisky which you either love or hate.
    Nose is fantastic, palate and finish and overly flawed.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Oh it's a stinker, a giant wall of sulphur and baby sick smacks you in the face!
      Time saves the day, there's a creamy element in there, some vanilla notes popping forward bringing with it toffee, namely cinder toffee and some ginger spice.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Fairly oily, palate is large but it is overpowered with sulphur notes. Holding on the palate the spice comes through in the way of Jamaican ginger cake. Then signs of classic sherry with cinnamon coated raisins and sultanas. Old oak becomes more prominent with time. However, throughout the journey a constant hovering of rotten eggs fails to step down.
    • Finish
      76 76
      Caramel, old oak and as you would expect plenty sulphur. Definitely a long finish which is on the dirty dirty side.

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