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Overall rating
88.24/100
votes
51
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1975
Bottled
2007
Casktype
Spanish Oak Ex-Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
3000
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509421515
Added on
30 Apr 2008 2:10 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 499,95

18 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

73 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1975

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.24 points

  1. nat3123 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    I like it a lot, but more because its interesting and stimulating than because it's phenomenally tasty - it's tilting a bit too much to the bitter spectra for my mouth. However, there's a strong urge to go back and sip it again and again, just to explore the nuances
    • Nose
      87 87
      Light, honey, very sweet. Thinking pear here.
    • Taste
      88 88
      woody bitterness, relatively spicy, dark honey/toffee sweetnesss.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The woodiness stays on, and turns to bitter orange, the sweetness becomes lighter, and somewhat fruity.

  2. Dramman25 scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      97 97
    • Finish
      96 96

  3. edwinbeuving scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Nice soft yellow fruit, very subtle sherry, some leather, little butterscotch, vanilla, later red fruit, very rich and complex. After a while something wet pebbles, subtle spices, a hint of gunpowder and some coffee.
    Taste: Full, delicate sherry, red fruit, spicy, minerally touch of citrus
    Finish: Sherry, red fruit, dark chocolate, spices, long finish.
    Score: 88

  4. sagara-kun scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good. No big default, but not exceptional.
    • Nose
      Sherry thoroughly. Pineapple, sweet, vinous Light and noble wood. Balanced. Light medicinal, camphor veil.
    • Taste
      In the mouth a lot of fruity. Exotic fruits, red, buttered. Cake with butter cream. Vanilla. Very light woodland on the undergrowth and young and green branch.
    • Finish
      Finished buttery and fruity. Sweet and long.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Blueberry, melon, peach, taisin, date, cigar, pineapple, cherry, toffee and smoke.
    • Taste
      Bramble, honey, leather, spice, toffee, mocha, peach, liquorice, smoke and eucalyptus.
    • Finish
      Cocoa, blueberry, leather, rhubarb and peach.

  6. wekke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior



    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt



    Nose:
    Very rich. It's all in the poise, notes of smoke and vanilla dance with
    veritable refinement. Also, warm berry fruits immersed in spiced cream.
    Palate: Rich, lots of malted cereal notes and sugared barley.
    Finish: Oak, still the cereal and barley notes are ubiquitous.




  7. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Reminded me a little of this whisky from Glenallachie but not as sherried.

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/18827/glenallachie-35-year-old-sms

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    The nose improves as does the palate and I get cola cube sweets (I get this a lot with sherried whisky)

    I liked it but was expecting it to be better, I feel the whisky was in the cask for perhaps a couple of years too young but it is only a minor criticism.
    • Nose
      Rich sherry and white chocolate mixed in with chocolate ice cream and pistachio nuts. There is also some wood varnish.
    • Taste
      First impressions are quite good with coffee and mocha notes. There is also some bitterness at the back of the palate.

      After a while I get raspberry and black current crumble.
    • Finish
      Long and oaky with the sweetness of the sherry coming through at the end.

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