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Balblair 2000

Overall rating
79.21/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2011
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon American Oak Barrels
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 1000 ml
Barcode
5010509421744
Added on
07 Jun 2012 11:27 pm

Average value

€ 42,49

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2000

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.21 points

  1. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      72 72

  2. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    nothing remarkable
    • Nose
      earthy with grass (slightly bitter wood),
      musky floral sweetness (highland), honey, grain, vanilla
    • Taste
      vanilla, heavy  cream, light fruits, caramel, neutral
      flavored spiciness
    • Finish
      short-medium, dry and spicy with slightly
      sweet grain and wheat grass at the back and white wood

  3. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Yes it’s young and lacks depth. But it’s also vibrant, fun and drinkable. 

    They bothered to put a vintage on the bottle (age is calculable) rather than create a fancy name and equal fancy story around this whisky. No instead Balblair gives you a natural coloured whisky with a vintage. I have to praise them for that.

    I’ve tasted this in a horizontal tasting of the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. They are all quite similar but not the same.
    • Nose
      A fresh, young, fruity and subtle whisky with aromas of fresh fruits (mainly apple and pear), floral tones, honey, hay, subtle vanilla, milk, fresh yeast, caramel, barley sugar, apple juice, hint of mineral tones and a faint smell of oak.
    • Taste
      A fresh, young, slightly spiced whisky with aromas of apple, barley sugars, pear, vanilla, honey, candied ginger, white pepper, subtle cinnamon, bitter caramel, maple syrup, melon, subtle tannins and subtle oak
    • Finish
      A medium long and slightly drying find with aromas of white pepper, vanilla, ginger, apple juice, pear and some oak spices.

  4. Laga93 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  5. steinrich scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      74 74

  6. Patrick93 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      76 76

  7. molar3rd scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Nose : What a nice exotic fruit salad we got over here, some vanilla and honey too. during the tasting i described the nose as ‘Vanilla Ice cream, with some honey drizzled all over, and nuts on top’ quite poetic, i agree but very true. This young nose is very very pleasant and appetizing. i couldn’t wait to try some on the palate.

    Palate: Sweet, honey, floral notes combined with hints of coconut , ginger and white pepper. The fruits are there also, a lovely melange that’s hard to pinpoint. all in all very fruity and spiced.

    Finish : Smooth, long and fruity. Nice.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2011/08/16/visiting-balblair-distillery-part-ii-tasting-session/

     

     

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