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Overall rating
87.86/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Original Collection
Vintage
10.1965
Bottled
03.1992
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
44.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Feb 2010 8:11 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 250.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1965 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.86 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Herbal, fruity and earthy, pretty good

  2. Bjarne H did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Whiskyfun:Balblair 26 yo 1965/1992 (44.4%, Cadenhead, 150th Anniversary, Authentic Collection) Five stars Always with the same funny gimmick by Cadenhead, which consists in reminding us that this little whisky was ‘Matured in an oak cask’. I suppose they ran out of sandalwood? Or was that balsa? Colour: full gold. Nose: hurray! It’s one of those stunning ‘foresty’ old malts, with scents of undergrowth, moss after the rain, mushrooms, old cigars, wine cellar, old pu-erh tea… And there, coming out from under the leaves with the elves (wot wot wot?), the most extraordinary Balblairy fruitiness that does, indeed, remind us of the stunning 38 yo 1966 by the owners. I’ll keep this short, this ’noses’ like an old Yquem. We’re talking honeys, apricots, raisins, and all that. I’m impressed. Mouth: ex-tra-or-di-na-ry, despite a slightly excessive leafiness – yeah I have to find something bad to say about this one; don’t ask, that’s personal. Mint-flavoured toffee, overripe apples, the greatest artisan ciders, all these herbal teas, this fantastic oakiness that reminds us that oak that feels can be good in whisky (sometimes), more fudge, more honey… And at this strength, it’s very drinkable. That’s often the problem with Balblair, it’s too drinkable… Finish: long, but perhaps a tad drying and too leafy this time, which will make it lose one or two points in my book. Got you! Comments: this is exactly what we’re starting to miss more and more in contemporary bottlings – not especially from Balblair’s -, complexity. SGP:651 - 91 points.

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