Balblair 1990 C&S

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
C&S Dram Collection (C&S)
Bottling serie
Dram Senior
Stated Age
21 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
56.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 sep 2011 5:37 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

7 × in wishlist

44 × member ratings

38 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balblair 1990 C&S

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.55 points.

  1. Carsten scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balblair, 21y, 1990-2011, C + S, Sherry Butt 165, 65.1%

    Color: orange brown

    Nose: musty sherry nose, old dusty library, orange marmalade, a hint of sulfur. With some water: fruit notes (dried fruit) and leather notes emerge.

    Body: oily

    Mouth: marzipan, (overripe) fruits, nuts, dry woody notes

    Finish: medium / long, mild and oily, nutty notes and dry wood

    Conclusion: 90P., Great whisky for friends of old sherry bombs

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  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Spicy light, sour fruity sherry whisky. Tendeziell rather dry than sweet, but with a slight hint of mushroom in the background, which one must like. A drop of water is good, especially the nose opens and aromas of leather and wood are increasingly apparent. But he's getting a bit bitter too. Nice, exciting whisky.

  4. Kilch-O-Man scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    Nose: 32
    Mouth: 30
    Finish: 31

    Whisky ABC in the Scots Whisky Forum
    • Nose
      musty sweetness, heavy sherry notes, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      Sherry, dried fruit, chocolate, toffee, a hint of smoke in the background
    • Finish
      long and dry

  5. Lafroy scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. I_SPEY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A sweet and soft nose, with lots of very nice fruits. The finish is perfectly smooth!

    Thank you, M &CJ

  7. basbear scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Really liked it with water! THX Menno

  8. QuarterCentury scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Some drops of water in addition let this whisky blossom over again extremely. The nose becomes more sweetly and more velvety, in the palate now an extreme flatterer, completely, softy and velvety with a lot of sweetness of red fruits. In cask strength already a first-class whisky, but a few drops of water still give him the right kick.


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