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Balblair 2012 BA

Overall rating
89.20/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB183209
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
05.11.2012
Bottled
01.02.2021
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
sherry cask
Casknumber
3232
Number of bottles
120
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Southern drammers whisky club, Israel
Market
il Israel
Added on
10 may 2021 11:06 pm by rudnikd7
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 84.90

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12 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2012 BA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.20 points

  1. S_David did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Rich, fruity and fine taste. Great value for money.

  2. Ptrck.24.7 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. WhiskeryTurnip scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    A straightforward and tasty dram, this Balblair from Blackadder was loaded with fruit and chocolate with hints of cream and herbal tobacco in the background. The mouthfeel was lighter than I expected and the finish a tad short. The profile was a bit sweet, and the dram a bit hot— though not in an overpowering manner— but besides those relatively minor deviations from my personal preferences, I thought there was a lot to love on this dram.

    Mental Image: Bunch Fruit Preserve Tasting
    • Nose
      Fruit, chocolate, and a sweet-sour vinegar twang. Figgy jam and chocolate candies wafted out of the glass to the dancing tune of Tootsie rolls, sour plums, and cherries. Hints of cedarwood wrapped around overripe fruits, sticky toffee, and caramel candies. A slight wet-leather funk appeared between strawberry jam, sweetened condensed milk, and maple syrup.
    • Taste
      Medium to light body with berries, tobacco, and chocolate. Fruit preserves with a hint of cream cheese opened proceedings with notions of English muffins and toast. Strawberry jam stood out among dates, figs, black cherries, and blackberries while mellow herbal pipe tobacco— more like leather inundated with the aroma— rose in the background. Chocolate-covered candies and Tootsie rolls lingered at the end with hints of pine, sour cherries, and salted plums.
    • Finish
      Lingering notes of cherry and chocolate cordials.

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Daan2 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    What a great whisky. Silky creamy sherry with earthy notes. The nose is a bit unclear but the taste is wonderfully full.

  6. mr whisky scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

    One of the best I've ever had on. Contains all kinds of flavors. Super complex. Awesome.

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