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Balblair 1995 GM

Overall rating
85.27/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Reserve
Vintage
19.06.1995
Bottled
11.02.2008
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
1685
Number of bottles
269
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5020613169920
Added on
07 Jun 2008 5:02 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95,00

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28 × member ratings

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Member Junior jarnow
89
Member Senior Wim
89
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
89
Connoisseur lincolnimp
88
Member Senior Maltm8
88
Expert Senior glenenz
88
Administrator Vassago Clynelish
88
Connoisseur St. Pauli
88
Expert Junior edwinbeuving
88
Connoisseur Hvdree
87
Connoisseur st7
86
Expert Senior Defeatless
86
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86
Expert Senior FNA-Whisky
86
Specialist Amsterdam
86
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85
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84
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84
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84
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83
Connoisseur magic_slim
82
Expert Junior harry
79
Expert Senior RL_whisky
79
Expert Senior Mose
79
Super Administrator Bachess
78

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1995 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.27 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Wood, grassy, some sherry and hint of yeast. With water: Doesn't affect the smell much.

    Taste: Mildly bitter, some bitteroranges. Sweet oak, some vanilla (sure this was an sherry only?) With water: Everything still there, but more gentle.

    Body: Full and oily

    Finish: a bit dry-ish. Medium length. some oak and toffee pops up. Hint of sherry.

    Price: Current price on WB is 126,- euro's Which is way to much, don't know about the original price.

    Presentation: Don't know this was a sample.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    The nose gets even fruitier and the whisky is very hazy colour wise.

    I think the palate suffers slightly but the profile is the same and still very drinkable.

    A very good, young Balblair.
    • Nose
      Very nice sherry mixed in with black currant and caramel shortbread.

      There are other fruit notes
    • Taste
      Powerful attack but not overpowering  on caramel again, fruity fizzy sweetness on pear and a little apple
    • Finish
      Quite long and stays sweet to the end.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Non-chillfiltered without a doubt! I've never seen a whisky turn so cloudy with a drop of water.
    Blind tasting of a small sample.
    • Nose
      Sherry, raspberry, apple, tea, oaky spice and sulphur.
    • Taste
      A lot of currants. Also raspberry, liquorice, orange, almond, grapes and spice. Light smoke (not peat) and sulphur. With water more liquorice.
    • Finish
      Currants, sherry, liquorice, blueberries and smoke.

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Delicate match between this highland whisky and the sherry cask. I use it in my homemade vanilla-whisky ice (of course with real vanilla...)
    • Nose
      Delicate! Barley, wax, sherry, honey, raisins, cooked plum
    • Taste
      Round with a small bitter accent, sugared and waxed barley, sherry, fruit
    • Finish
      Medium, rather dry, leaving the structure of wax and sherry still standing!

  7. harry scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    sherry, wood, Pepper

    needs some water to develop the aroms

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