- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- First Fill Bourbon Barrel
- Number of bottles
- 51.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Batch 20/027
- Added on
- 22 Jul 2020 9:07 pm by Ras Mazunga
5 × in wishlist
13 × member ratings
23 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1998 GM
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.50 points
- Very poor for a GM series selection. Full of false notes, really dry, very dufficult to enjoy..
- A malt that quickly disappears in the crowd. A refill cask and then a few additional years might have done the distillate a little better.
First of all, typical ex-bourbon flavors, although these are more balanced: very sweet vanilla and white oak, a little caramel, a lot of apple, banana, a little coconut, apricot and lime, cinnamon and clove, almonds, semi-dark chocolate, sandalwood, honey ice cream Touch of pineapple
Here it seems less harmonious and virtuoso, young and old at the same time, barley malt and oak wood, slightly metallic, cloves, vanilla and some desiccated coconut, sandalwood, almonds, biscuit, a little lime, grass and pepper, apple, caramel, a touch of honey
grassy and malty with pepper, tart oak with tingling spice, again metal, vanilla and coconut, cinnamon, some dark chocolate and apple, caramel and walnuts, traces of ginger, does not necessarily trigger the desire for more
- I like this malt on the nose best - great tropical fruity profile. On the palate and in the finish, spicy elements and a bitter oak set the tone. Overall tasty, considering the age and the price, I would have expected more, therefore not a large bottle candidate.
fruity; bright fruits with tropical hints; Mango; Honeydew melon; Peach; some citrus; Honey; Caramel sweetness; know chocolate; delicate oak
strong and spicy start - less fruity than on the nose; fresh, fruity notes; bright fruits; Pears; Apple; some honey; delicately tart, tingling wood spice
spicy; some pepper; tender nutty; bitter oak remains