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Balblair 2006

Overall rating
91.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
77
Number of bottles
573
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison Du Whisky
Added on
25 Sep 2020 8:54 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2006

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points

  1. WhiskyJug scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balblair 14 yo 2006/2020 (56.3%, OB, for LMDW, cask #77, 573 bottles)

    Still the old livery this time!

    Colour: deep gold.

    Nose: a few whiffs of struck matches at first, but those do tend to go away, while leather and marmalade start to play first fiddles. Dried figs too, a little gunpowder remaining, walnut cake, cast iron (old Japanese teapot), rancio, a little saltpetre perhaps, old pile of coal in an old cellar…

    With water: gets really complex know, with old pu-erh tea, a box of cigars, some old-school orange liqueurs, fig wine, some old malmsey, humidor… and the expected walnut wine. A little tarmac too, that’s close to those struck matches in this context.

    Mouth (neat): extremely creamy, starting with quite a lot of ginger, old walnuts, white pepper and cocoa, getting then drier by the second, going towards fino rather than oloroso. Or is that amontillado?

    With water: very good, on mocha, cigars, chocolate, Seville oranges, liquorice, a touch of caraway and clove… Chocolate crunchers will love this one – and perhaps have it with chocolate indeed. I mean, proper chocolate.

    Finish: medium to long, always with this raw chocolate with notes of gunpowder, old orange cordial, high-end Germanic herbal liqueur (the ones they make with hundreds of different plants inside)…

    Comments: totally excellent, once you go past the initial gunpowder.

    SGP:462 - 90 points.

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