Balblair 10-year-old GM

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
57.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
02 sep 2011 8:36 am
ColoredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 200.00

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Whisky reviews for Balblair 10-year-old GM

8 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.54 points.

  1. DannyDram scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Pronounced sherry note from the beginning to the end. Good complexity, harmonious and on the verge of being fattened.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Milk chocolate, nutty, spicy, balsamic, polish, old sherry, raisins, figs. Balanced, moderate complexity, but intense
    • Taste
      93 93
      Nutty, woody, aniseed, balsamic, old sherry, dark chocolate, nuance of gummy. Balanced, pronounced aroma pressure, good body, warming, delicate and creamy.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Herbs, sherry, peppery. long finish, slightly spicy and somewhat lovely.

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  3. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    From that era when they knew how to make great liquid from just 10 years in the cask. Great sherry and perfect abv. Love these 100 proof GM.

  5. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    10 years old, huh? Who you trying to fool? 

    92.5 points. If this was at 40% or 43%, it would be a completely different whisky. Thank you, GM, for blessing us with this at 57%. 

    This is from a 50ml mini, flat, rectangular bottle, with the same label. To be added to wb (let's see).
    • Nose
      A beautiful, warm sherry bouquet with this really earthy and gravelly, heavy roasted chestnut aroma. Aromatic. Also some milk chocolate and toffee. 
    • Taste
      Warming, and absolutely gorgeous. It's got some of that winey elements seen in great sherried whiskies, like the older Glendronachs and Glenfarclases. Again, there is this earthiness that adds some complexity. Maybe some mash potato. Ground coffee definitely. Drinks great at 57% -- smooth and with almost no burn. After adding water, one of my favorite flavors in sherried whisky come out -- soy sauce.
    • Finish
      Nice and long. There is no off-flavors at all at the finish. A bit of brown sugar at the very end.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very good antique flavors, but if it is a bit more complex, it would be really big whisky.
    • Nose
      Very rich. Sherry, leather, caramel and forrest red berries
    • Taste
      Bittersweet. A lot of sherry and robust spices, orange peel
    • Finish
      Long, bittersweet

  7. RL_whisky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Superb, very nice sherried. Only thing I think is that it just lacks a tiny bit of complexity. An slightly more aged version of this would be astonishing I think.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur


    very rich, shoe polish, red currants, tangerine, wet leather, raspberry, cinnamon, there is some sherry but it is in the background.
    If you leave it for while, the sherry becomes more pronounced on the nose and reminded me a little of the Glendronach 15 year revival (too sherried for me).
    I also get burnt toffee.

    Sherry is more pronounced now, rose water, coffee, orange, rich sherry.

    Long warmingWITH WATER ( maybe down to 50%-52%)

    Nose - more of the same but more pronounced, toffee , caramel. orange

    Ah, there it is , unmistakable spicy Balblair. Rich fruit cake, toffee, hint of orange, flowers?. The sherry is tamed by the spiciness.

    Very long, very satisfying.

    An excellent whisky from one of my favourite distilleries.
    Pure quality.

  10. Malt Hans scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Fruity sherry aroma, passion fruit, figs,

    raisins, ripe orange, coffee beans, furniture polish, eucalyptus,

    cloves, cinnamon, oak and juniper berries. Vanilla sweet taste, tannins,

    walnuts, peppermint, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, red apples, almonds,

    ripe banana, ripe grapefruit, orange marmelade, dark chocolate and pear.

    Long, sweet, fruity and spicy end.


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