Balblair 1997 GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Stated Age
23 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Batch 21/086
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Germany Germany
Added on
10 aug 2021 4:22 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 221.87

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Whisky reviews for Balblair 1997 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.19 points.

  1. WLGOAGN scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice sweetness, malty, citrus - maybe orange, orange oil, a slight tart or bitterness. Some nice spice mixed with some cask influence. A light dusting of chocolate…cocoa powder and some apple skin. I liked with a drop of water.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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  3. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Aroma: + H2O:
      aromatic and fruity-spicy nose, some grain, light sweetness, light fruits, a few oranges convey a pleasantly spicy first impression. After a while, wood / oak notes follow slightly, idea herbaceous, spices / baking spices (vanilla).
      Without adding water and after a while in the glass, a fleeting note of overripe fruit, more apple aromas, oranges, followed by a slightly dusty note of grain, wood / oak. Some of the flavors remind me a little of my distillery tour at Balblair.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Taste: + H2O:
      Need a little time in the glass.
      Spicy and somewhat fruity, wood / oak notes and spice, also here light grain notes and light fruits, slightly sweet-tart, (perhaps a tad too much wood / oak) hint of chocolate.
      Without water: with a light start, spicy-fruity, sweet-tart-sweet, light fruits, oranges, spices / baking spices. In small sips, the alcohol remains well integrated and does not become hot or hot. This is followed by wood / oak, light grain notes, a hint of barrel, idea perfumed, a little dark chocolate. Trace dry towards the finish.
    • Finish
      87 87
      hmm, depending on how long it stayed in the mouth before that, it tastes slightly sweet and spicy, a little fruity, later a touch of tart, spices, grain. If it stayed in the mouth for a shorter time, first with a hint of barrel, wood / oak spice, then a little fruity and spicy, a trace of grain, spices, the idea of chocolate. At the end, it finishes off slightly sweet and malty.

  4. mema82 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88


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