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Balblair 2008

Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottling
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
717
Strength
62.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 May 2019 12:18 pm by lucero
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2008

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. cptcanuck scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Sampled from a bottle that my friend brought back from the distillery in the summer. Big thanks to him for letting me try it!

    Color: Straw Gold

    Nose: Huge orange peel notes, almost dry orange oil-like, with some extra earthy and pasty ginger and then comes the barley sugars mixed with lemon curd and spice forward cinnamon rolls

    Taste: Silky caramel galore, although more pure thick caramel and not dolce de leche, then some dried apricots and pears, allspice, custard pastries, evaporated milk and dusty cocoa

    Finish: Medium to Long with dry apple slices, cinnamon, dry ginger, almonds and green tea leaves

    This is a cracker of a Balblair, especially at just 10-11 years old! The bourbon influence is definitely big but doesn't overpower the delicateness and grassy elements of the spirit and the mix of barley spirit, citrus, caramels and spices work together so well to make you want to nose this whisky for hours. A wonderful dram and easily one of the best Balblair's I've had (of the few I've had) and definitely rivals the old Balblair 1990 in terms of pure enjoyment. I'll definitely be taking a trip to Balblair if I'm ever up in the Highlands in the coming years if they still have distillery casks this good coming for the foreseeable future!

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