- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 24 years old
- Bourbon Casks
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Jun 2008 6:24 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1979
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points
- 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...
This nose is lovely but aggressive wood spice, Pine Sol and some mace (spice). Loads of deep cream and some hints of subtle Clementine.
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 is still super spicy, more oak and vanilla starts coming through, subtle and restrained. Barrages of spice, oak and pastry meld into the finish.
- 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
Smokey, sugary sweetness,hint of orange.
Very long, spicey sweetness and very smooth
- Nose: citrus, mold, some sweetness, parfumed, pepper, anis
Taste: pepper, spicy, some sweetness
Finish: long and spicy