Balblair 2010 BD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Best Dram (BD)
Stated Age
09 years old
1st Fill PX Sherry Hogshead Finish
Number of bottles
58.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 feb 2020 9:48 pm by SIEBERTS WHISKYWELT
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81.90

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Whisky reviews for Balblair 2010 BD

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.53 points.

  1. aboutWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    This bottling offers a great interplay between sweet sherry, spicy oak and the strong character of Balblair. The individual impressions are (especially with a little water!) wonderfully interwoven. Due to its relatively young age, it does not offer any exceptional complexity, but the interaction of the individual components mentioned above still makes it a very interesting malt.
    • Nose
      The sherry can be felt directly. He brings a light sweetness and ripe fruits like peaches and apricots. However, he is very well integrated and by no means too dominant. After a short time I can perceive a clear spicy component with leather, oak and cork. The aroma is also slightly salty and maritime. This can partly be due to the high alcohol content. In the beginning it has a clear alcoholic note, which only slowly disappears over time. I can also detect citrus fruits behind the sweet, ripe fruit of the sherry.
    • Taste
      This malt is definitely on the spicy side. It initially appears sweet on the tongue, but this sweetness is very quickly complemented by a clear bitterness and gradually pushed aside. The fruits also tend to move in the background. I especially like the citrus fruits. The spicy notes of oak also dominate in the finish. The finish is long and warming.
    • Finish
      The spicy notes of oak also dominate in the finish. The finish is long and warming.

      With water:
      The aroma in the nose becomes a little sweeter and fruitier again. The spice goes back a bit. It also becomes significantly sweeter on the tongue. The peaches and apricots can then be found again. Only in the finish does the oak regain the upper hand. I think I taste some coffee in the finish now. A few drops of water are definitely good for him.

  2. rolabob scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. larswehmeier scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Very exciting combination of spicy Highland character and fruity-sweet PX sherry.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Spicy nose. Tingles a bit at first. Tart spices. Lovage Beet syrup. Leather. Dusty spines.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Creamy on the tongue. Come on vigorously. Less bitter than on the nose. Fruity, with blackberry and cherry.

      It becomes sweeter with water. Shows the beet syrup even more.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length. It gets a little dry. Remains spicy.

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


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