Balblair 2012 KiW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Stated Age
08 years old
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Oct 2021 2:48 pm by gooos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.59

5 × in wishlist

10 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2012 KiW

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.00 points

  1. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    Nose is fine, taste is good too, but pure sulfur in the aftertaste so I really can't get it away. I am very sensitive to sulphur, so excuse the low score.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      10 10
      Pure sulfur or the aftertaste. I'm very sensitive to that, so apologies for the score. But if you don't have this problem, this is a great dram, especially for the price.

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The influence of the refill sherry hogshead is apparent, but the Balblair 2012 8 Years from Kintra is not the most complex whisky.
    • Nose
      Faint notes of rubber and gunpowder, but nothing to get too worked up about. Next up is dark chocolate, some orange zest, burnt caramel, molasses and dried apricots, with just a whiff of shortbread and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Somewhat yeasty with a tinge of bitter hops, but also plenty of dark caramel, a bit of tobacco, cloves and nutmeg. Finally some nougat, toffee and meringues.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and dark vanilla notes, with finally some burnt toast.

  3. dingleberry scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Waste of my money

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. gooos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A delicious dram, a little dirty, but delicious.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Initially some sulfur / rubber and tobacco, then fruit notes come up and more to the foreground.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Sherry bomb with full powerful spicy notes, a pepper, red fruit and a hint of apple in the background, tobacco.
    • Finish
      88 88
      A nice spicy aftertaste that lasts for a long time.


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