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Overall rating
93.00/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1970
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
bourbon
Strength
44.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Jul 2011 1:14 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1136,89

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2 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1970

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.00 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    OK, tried this against my all time favourite Balblair

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/4986/1966

    I have given them the same score, whisky that caresses your palate, both of them, great for different reasons.
    I love whisky:)
    I really can`t split them but this might get the nod with a gun to my head.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I have always loved old Balblair and about 7 years ago had a chance to buy this bottle, now I have tasted it I know it was a big mistake not buying.
    One word, brilliant
    suited to my palate, uber fruity, possibly a bit tame for some but bourbon cask whisky does not come any better than this.
    I need to taste the sherried 1966 38 year, just to see which is the best?
    • Nose
      94 94
      That is a lovely nose, multi layered to say the least.
      Hot buttered toast, biscuit, cereals, honey, banoffee pie, apple, apple skins, faint grapefruit, other white fruits, touch of polish, a little vanilla and freshly sawn wood, that lot is just for starters!
      After a minute ot two there is a slight glue note mixing with the wood.
      Awesome this is perfect for a bourbon cask whisky in my view, I hope the palate lives up to it?
    • Taste
      93 93
      Thick and chewy. really creamy and very fruity.
      Wow perfect.

      All the fruits on the nose are here and then some, like a mixed fruit cocktail, peach, mango, whipped cream, buttery, hints of sweet spice but mainly fruit.

      There is a biscuit, wafer edge to the profile and the buttery angle mixed with sugar is great.
    • Finish
      94 94
      This is where it gets interesting, full and creamy mouthfeel but also quite light like some of the best old blends I have had ( a compliment)
      Remains a little spicy and sweet with the fruit staying until the end with just a little more apple.

      With water (not needed)
      Basically the same with a little more apple and now a little soft tinned gooseberry (Heinz fruit cocktail)
      The water has released an avalanche of white fruits now, just more of everything

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