Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Licensed Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
21 Jun 2012 3:49 pm

Average value

€ 38.00

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 10-year-old GM

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.00 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2003]  I had this dram during an "Old 10 Years" tasting at Bonn-Mehlem. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 5 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this dram 85.  My notes state a colour of old gold (pale copper) with slow legs (what is an indication of a fat, oily texture).  The nose has some OBF (lacquer/aceton) and is about an old style sherry profile (raisins from a rum pot, dark cherries, banana chips, leather).  A little sulphur too.  The arrival is rounded and peppery.  The taste is on an overall earthy profile (forest soil in mixed woodlands) with some raisins and banana flavours again.  The finish is of medium length and gets drying.  I liked the nose (87 points) better than the taste (83 points).

  2. ApricotOne scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. The Macallan scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    This was a pleasant dram, well worth of trying!
    • Nose
      Nice fruity typical Balblair start, loveley frangances, some sweet layers of vanillins in the back, perhaps a whif of sea air?
    • Taste
      Quite nice texture, medium and smooth, some hints of cake and red fruit and quite sweet.
    • Finish
      Quite long, some oaky fruity spicyness, drying in the end


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