Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Spanish Oak Ex-Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2008 2:10 pm

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

    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.


  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


    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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