- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Licensed Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- American Hogsheads
- 43.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 31 Mar 2011 1:50 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 10-year-old GM
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 80.83 points
- N: friendly, oak, vanilla, slightly sweet and fruit confectionary
P: tasty, smooth, sweet with a lovely spicyness
F: short, very light, sweet fruit with layers of spices
C: a lovely fruity, sweet, spicy Balblair
- Very pleasing leaving a lovely sweet orange tang. I have given this 84 marks
Vanilla Oak, with a little drop of water - some tar and after a while chewing gum and leather
Clean. Orange sherbet a little pepper. With a drop of water - Barley Sugar and pepper.
Orange Glucose sweets. Long finish.
- TASTING NOTE by G&M;
Colour: Pale Gold.
Nose: Fruity and fresh with pear and hay aromas, hints of toasted malt and
sweet vanilla develop.
Palate: The palate is peppery initially with milk chocolate, orange and ripe
Nose: Toasted malt and peach aromas with a touch raspberry. A sweet vanilla
Palate: Sweet vanilla and pear flavours. Mild spices with a touch of ginger and
Body: Light to Medium.
Finish: Medium and sweet.
Cask Type(s): Refill Sherry Hogsheads and First Fill Bourbon Barrels.
Whisky Style: Light Highland dram.
- N: Hmm, soft sweet malt, peppery, bananas. Theres a light dusty and meaty [Bladnoch] edge. Sweet creamy cake with thick icing barley malt. Fruits and spices are very intensely close. hard to decipher. After the initial familiar whiff of Balblair, this was not the floury, light citrus fruity vibe of the official bottlings.
T: Watery arrival, and then a weak herbal, dusty soap mouthful.
F: Later some sweetness comes through but it can't get over its herbal dullness. Some wood spices appear unexpectedly at the end - unbalanced with off notes.
C: Nose is ok, but the rest is well below par. It does improve a little as it goes on. Half way through and its ok, its more like an oily Caol Ila/speyside affair. I don't recognise this as Balblair, but its drinkable.
Scores an N
Denser than anticipated. A lively, jolly aromatics. Sweet-sour, touches of white currant, then somewhat hazy blossom dust, confectionery shop?, vanilla-/coconut sweets, sawdusty scents, a vague aniseed note - could be sambuca, lemon grass, citron(-ella). At last directs toward chestnuts or, rather, apple seeds.
Oaky-dry flavours, sugary spice, brown sugar, tasting a little bit... mysterious perhaps, well, puzzling in actual fact. Get ready now, gummies are coming, lemon candies on top, certain amount of cinnamon, liquorice mint, anise, vanilla, pepper. Nothing bulges out, subdued, everything is in harmony here.
Sustained, smooth like a glazed finished material. Cough drops, green cardamom, some spare cinnamon. Lastly it vanishes away in vestiges of sweetish walnuts, elderberries, roasted hazelnuts.
- Very nice drinking malt although quite youthful in its presentation
Punchy malty draff and toasted cereals. Boiled lemon sweets. Some youthful notes with new make berry fruitiness.
Lemon sweets again, a little hot as the palate develops. Sugary and spicy as pepper and cinammon creep in. Spikes of fresh lemon.
More powerfully spicy here as it dries with sugar, cinammon and cardamom.