Balblair 2012 KiW

Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB193466
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Kintra Whisky (KiW)
Vintage
05.11.2012
Bottled
14.05.2021
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
3237
Number of bottles
307
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 oct 2021 2:48 pm by gooos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.86

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Whisky reviews for Balblair 2012 KiW

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.11 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Wolf68 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Pulteney83 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose: caramel, hopjes vla/custard, burnt heather, orange peel and old wood.
    Taste: caramel, tobacco and sugared honey. With water some apple and marzipan.
    Finish: tobacco, vanilla and slightly drying with sulfur.

    Not very complex, but not the easiest whisky either, still very interesting. You want to keep tasting it.

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not extremely complex, but it smells very nice.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fudgy, buttery, slightly dirty salted caramel. Dark honey, apple, gooseberry and peanut. Reminds me of Ben Nevis.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Honey, caramel, sugared peanut
    • Finish
      86 86
      Caramel, sugared peanut and apple.

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87
      I must admit, the first time I drank it, the finish was indeed, less pleasant to say the least. I didnt touch it for a couple of weeks and it actually got quite good
      Actually really enjoyable!

  8. dingleberry scored this whisky 75 points Member Senior

    Waste of my money

  9. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 61 points Connoisseur

    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.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  11. 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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