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Overall rating
86.50/100
votes
13
Whiskybase ID
162422
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
1998
Bottled
12.02.2020
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1076
Number of bottles
183
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Batch 20/027
Barcode
5020613076990
Added on
22 Jul 2020 9:07 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 174.39

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

  1. prz22 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Very poor for a GM series selection. Full of false notes, really dry, very dufficult to enjoy..
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      75 75

  2. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      84 84
      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
    • Taste
      82 82
      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
    • Finish
      80 80
      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

  3. LeChiffre scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    (Rating: 0)
    • Nose
      89 89
      fruity; bright fruits with tropical hints; Mango; Honeydew melon; Peach; some citrus; Honey; Caramel sweetness; know chocolate; delicate oak
    • Taste
      87 87
      strong and spicy start - less fruity than on the nose; fresh, fruity notes; bright fruits; Pears; Apple; some honey; delicately tart, tingling wood spice
    • Finish
      86 86
      spicy; some pepper; tender nutty; bitter oak remains

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