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Overall rating
85.80/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1964
Stated Age
18 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Brown Label
Added on
17 Jun 2010 12:42 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 402.63

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

4 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1964 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.80 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/04/15/old-rare-2020-a-balblair-affair/

    One more then, though what can beat that? Perhaps the oldest Balblair I’ve ever tried.

    N: Which fruits shall I talk of first and in which forms? This contains more soft ripe oozing fruitiness than you could ever want, a fruitiness that falls into complex oak-aged crystallised flame banana-like sugars with a hint of dry peat and brown paper envelopes almost turning into putty oils before the flowering shrubs appear. On the other hand, the nose appears light at times [40% abv!] and bourbon-y [in the cask sense], but nothing like contemporary bottlings – nothing! We grab the current official 12yo to compare [see notes that follow].

    T: The palate is very G&M generic [a taste profile I’ve commented on, on numerous occasions], and frankly disappointing after a simply stunning nose [and the previously stunning 10yo that wouldn’t have helped this one’s course]. What we have then is a short block of syrupy/molasses-sweet sugars with some OBE woodiness into a sour bitterness.

    F: Ends quickly with bitter > sour tannic barley before disappearing into a warren.

    C: What a nose [93]. The rest [83]. Scores 88 points overall.

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