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Overall rating
88.00/100
votes
16
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

€ 363,31

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16 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1979 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.00 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

  2. 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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