Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
46.0 % Vol.
1000 ml
Added on
07 Jun 2012 11:39 pm

Average value

€ 55.95

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43 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1995

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. Albaron scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    The nose is not special, in the mouth it is much better, but the heat of the whisky is still noticeable, otherwise very nice malty notes, which I like very much, the finish is also fine
    • Nose
      pungent alcohol, sour, bitter, malty, caramel, some solvents, pepper and menthol
    • Taste
      decent onset, alcohol, malty, slightly bitter and sour, caramel, black tea. A certain heat is still noticeable
    • Finish
      the transition to the finish is accompanied by the malty and finally it ends in clear oak tannins.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Wine cordial, ripe sweet pineapples, bananas and other sweet fruits, honeyed floury pancakes with blueberries, pecans or walnuts. The bourbon cask is clearly evident. Straight forward mature sweet bourbon wood spirit with that characteristic fresh fruit balblair youthfulness.
    T: Rich, intense banana/pineapple sweetness, turning into honeyed wine coupled with a strong and bitter citrus edge. A floury note develops in the middle, available for a chew. Everything lingers for ages. Adding water evens out the sweet and sour for more of a honeyed balblair '89 experience. As I'm getting to the end of this bottle now: complex sweet intense wood-spice arrival which warrants chewing after it develops into a sweet honeyed citrusy wine.
    F: Slowly diminishing fennel, soured lemons, citrus fresh fruit malty finish with carob chocolate. There's a clear cocoa driven finish here, some soapy maritime notes but its dark cocoa chocolate slides effortlessly home. Simple and delightful.
    C: A simple malt in many respects and although certainly not balblair's finest hour, there's much to enjoy. It always amazes me how Balblair's retain their youth. This a 17yo but is in someways similar to the young Swedish Brukswhisky in taste. Overall the ’95 lacks complexity but is still very enjoyable, even in a very hot Mexico.

    Scores a C+

  3. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A cheap whisky that benefits extremely from the oxidation in the bottle.

    Tip: After opening, immediately transfer one third to half of the bottle into small vials and leave the bottle of remaining whisky for at least 3-6 months. Then it is much better, the sharpness disappears and the flavors are much better.

  4. Mushinico scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86


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