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Balblair 16-year-old

Overall rating
81.69/100
votes
113
Whiskybase ID
WB334
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
P005994 5278 12:35 L15
Barcode
5010509420006
Added on
21 Aug 2007 8:06 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 164.01

6 × in wishlist

113 × member ratings

280 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 16-year-old

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.69 points

  1. MaltMartin scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Not a very complex Balblair. It's a pity that the bitterness overwhelms the fruitiness.
    • Nose
      Malty intermingled with nutiness. Further on pear, peach and tangerines. Vanilla. Some earthy notes as well.
    • Taste
      Bitter-sweet oakiness. Passion fruit and apple pie. Juicy with a peppery edge.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry. Quite bitter.

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Light and fruity nose at first, perhaps lacking a bit of ‘oomph’ due to the low bottling strength. However, with some time in the glass and one (and only one!) drop of water, a bit more complexity emerged: mint chocolate, pear juice, hazelnut, and a nice woody note too. There are even some hints of long-aged malt that is considerably older than 16yo. Perhaps a few older casks in the mix? Fruity, nutty and vibrant on the palate, with later emergence of some chilli and pepper, leading to a spicy but creamy medium-length finish.

  3. LaddieNerd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86
      Short to medium length

  4. Dris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  5. pere scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Flowers, malt, sweetish, a bit of pancake dough, oak.
    • Taste
      Malty sweetness, honey, vanilla, oak spices.
    • Finish
      Malt, oak, a bit of sweetness.

  6. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. 2791knarf scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      71 71

  8. Allandale scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    A firm smooth and textured body.
    • Nose
      Nutty. Light, fresh spiciness. Fragrant.
    • Taste
      smooth and surprising satisfying. Again the saltiness and shortbread. Chocolate shortbread. A light whisky packed with flavours.
    • Finish
      Toffee apples. Cedary dryness.

  9. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I finished my bottles ages ago and can`t remember this much peat maybe this 2005 edition had more peat but nothing like I remember it???

    Very good whatever it is?
    • Nose
      Much more peat than I remember and I have had a few bottles of this.

      Peaty and a little farm yard in the mix smells like a Springbank with some brine, fresh seaside air, caramel and distant white  fruits.
    • Taste
      Nice mouthfeel with some peat at the front but then it subsides to reveal some mango, apple and a little fresh pineapple. It is creamy on buttercream and a touch of salted caramel
    • Finish
      Good medium length and lip smacking to be honest

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

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