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Balblair 1979

Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
38
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1979
Bottled
10.2003
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Casks
Number of bottles
3150
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509421218
Added on
04 Jun 2008 6:24 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 328,00

8 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

63 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1979

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This isn't going to be to everyone's palate. This isn't easy drinking whisky, but it's something else, Balblair without the safety net of Sherry. Lovely stuff...
    • Nose
      This nose is lovely but aggressive wood spice, Pine Sol and some mace (spice). Loads of deep cream and some hints of subtle Clementine. 
    • Taste
      Palate is richly spicy. Creme Anglais and wood Ash. Loads of oak spice like cardamom, cinnamon, mace and such. The vanilla is way in the back under a layer of farmyard​.
    • Finish
      Finish is still super spicy, more oak and vanilla starts coming through, subtle and restrained. Barrages of spice, oak and pastry meld into the finish.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is a very sweet one. I could not decide between opening this one or the 26yr but heard this one was better.
    A very nice example but do not add water. Water kills this one and makes it even sweeter ( too sweet ).
    Well worth buying and one of the best Balblairs I have had.
    Original notes  July 2009
    • Nose
      Toffee, vanilla
    • Taste
       Smokey, sugary sweetness,hint of orange.
    • Finish
      Very long, spicey sweetness and very smooth

  5. TheNose scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: citrus, mold, some sweetness, parfumed, pepper, anis

    Taste: pepper, spicy, some sweetness

    Finish: long and spicy

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