Balblair 1979 GM

Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB31910
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Vintage
1979
Bottled
2010
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Barrel
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
AJ/AGJJ
Added on
08 apr 2012 5:11 pm
Uncolored

Average value

€ 569.61

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33 × member ratings

32 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Balblair 1979 GM

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.50 points.

  1. Coldorak scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky, would have probably been even better bottled at a higher strength.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Grassy with heather, lots of honey, I'd say acacia honey, and still a delicate aroma of apple pie with cinnamon.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thinner oily texture than the Balblair 1979 OB at first, on fruits, with spices (black pepper, chili pepper) getting stronger and stronger. Dark chocolate, cinnamon, and honey.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long on dark chocolate and sweets at the same time, with a hint of chili pepper

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  3. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    First nose - a little bit alco, but later - cream, fruits.
    Taste is not enough saturated and unexpectedly weak for a such age.
    The finish is quite pepery.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE by G&M;

    Colour: Dark golden.

    WITHOUT WATER:

    Nose: Floral - with heather notes, some stewed apples emerge. A delicate

    honey note becomes apparent, with some lavender influences.

    Palate: Mouth warming, sweet and very smooth. Some chilli spice develops -

    mouth warming. A delicate vanilla edge emerges. Creamy.

    WITH WATER:

    Nose: Very fresh - grass like, with a toasted malt nose. Hints of French polish,

    with tropical fruit influences - kiwi fruit.

    Palate: With subtle fruity influences, toasted malt and a nice hint of liquorice.

    Some delicate pepper emerges.

    Body: Medium.

    Finish: Long.

    Cask Type(s): Refill Bourbon barrels.

    Whisky Style: An after dinner dram.

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