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Overall rating
86.10/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Village of the drammed
Vintage
11.05.2007
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
70.31
Number of bottles
274
Strength
59.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Nov 2018 9:01 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 62.96

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2007 SMWS 70.31

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.10 points

  1. Ing Tretti scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Weird nose.
      Maggi sauce, spilled over gummy bears. Cacao nibs. Linseed oil and lots of different herbs.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Very alcoholic and quite harsh. This one begs for some drops of water, which makes things a little bit better.
      Bitter sweet orange marmelade, grapefruit.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Short to medium length. Some metallic notes at first are repressed by oaky notes.

  2. hettrum scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes: This is a robust and boisterous example of this normally more serene make. Immediate notes of hot copper pans, toffee apples in a dunnage warehouse, sack cloth, hessian and hot anthracite. Mechanic’s overalls, chamois leather, coal scuttle, pencil shavings and fig jam all make their presence known. Reduction gives rhubarb and custard, apple hashish, burnt milk ice cream, toasted pumpkin seeds, cocoa powder and lemon jam. The mouth is hot and punchy with lashings of black pepper, zingy red apple, strawberry wine, opal fruits, rapeseed oil, nutmeg and apple juice. Water brings smoky bacon frazzles, pomegranate syrup and spicy black beans. Some liquorice and dandelion and burdock in the aftertaste. Matured for 8 years in a bourbon hogshead before transfer to a 1st fill Oloroso hogshead.

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