Balblair 2005

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Number of bottles
48.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange
Added on
10 Jun 2021 10:00 pm by daniel.yrh
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 145.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. galg33 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Nose: A lovely fresh and fruity nose on this one: think ripe red apples, pears, and some apricots as well upfront. There’s also quite a bit of vanilla ice cream, and a certain leafy quality even maybe some flower petals along with sweetish icing sugar and oak. A drizzle of white pepper maybe rounds up a very inviting nose – Bright and sweet and wonderfully fruity.

    Palate: More of the fruit basket over here with a nice measure of apple pie with roasted nectarines, on top of vanilla custard. It’s a bit more ‘exotic’ if you wish with some notes of unripe cantaloupe and a pinch of pepper, wood, then a touch of almonds.

    Finish: More melons on the finish, alongside spice and a hint of cinnamon. A distant note of sweet brioche and apple crumble on the linger.

    Conclusion: A fruity delight, quite sweet, fresh and lovely and very easy drinking at this low ABV (for a single cask mind you), yet complex enough and showing a fruity side to Balblair. Very nice yet not cheap.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Pure, sweet, fruity bourbon matured single malt.
    • Nose
      Fresh notes of ripe, mealy apples and quinces, but also a touch of mint, chalk, beeswax and honey. Some galia melon, vanilla and gentle touches of marzipan, as well as some cake icing. Good stuff.
    • Taste
      It continues along the same path but with a spicy edge. Think cracked black peppercorns and cloves. But also melted butter, honey, vanilla, fennel and some more chalk. Fruity touches as well, like candied bananas and cotton candy grapes.
    • Finish
      Slightly herbal with a lingering sweetness.


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