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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1991 GM
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points
- N: Unusual bottling strength, especially so for G&M. The colour is so, so dark which means it’s heavily sherried. It also comes with a strong ethanol hit and a spicy cherry-sherry aroma.
T: Funky, bulk arrival. The sherry is heavy which drowns the individual flavours and floods the layers of development.
F: Nice diminuendo but with no outstanding remarks.
C: Sometimes sherry bombs are just sherry - not something that i encountered at all with the ‘oldies’ at the show. Blog
Scores a C+
- The wonderfully fruity nose whets the appetite for more. Unfortunately, the fruity taste of the nose is missing. The taste is initially surprisingly sour and is dominated by spicy wood. The finish ignites a small fire in the mouth. A very pleasant malt in which I miss only a little the fruitiness in the taste. Otherwise, the whisky is very pleasant and tasty.
Blind tasting: intense sherry aroma mixes with dark fruits. Dark berries, plums and a hint of orange play together. The dark sherry slowly transforms into an aroma of overripe fruit. Subtle banana flavor is added. Slightly malty sweetness arises. The alcohol is wonderfully involved.
At first, the whisky is slightly sour and cool. Instantly spicy and intense woody flavor is added to the palate, it starts to bite very easily. After adding a few drops of water comes a little more fruit to light. The spicy wood continues to dominate and becomes slightly bitter.
The finish starts just as spicy as the taste. Warming gently burns a small fire in the mouth. Slowly extinguished the embers and a subtle bitter woody aroma dominates the finish. For a long time, the finish ends. Light walnut aroma is created at the end of the finish.
gentle and sweetish; Strawberries with vanilla ice cream; slight wood note; some cinnamon, star anise and cardamom; the fruitiness goes well with the oak tones
slight sweetness; spices; the oak comes through; slight tingling on the tongue; a little black pepper
nice warmth and spiciness; medium; rather dry
- TASTING NOTE by G&M;
Colour: Golden Amber with a hint of Red.
Nose: Sweet and fruity with hints of strawberry and ripe banana. A toasted
malt edge develps with a touch of vanilla.
Palate: A touch of black cracked pepper followed by summer fruits and citrus
flavours. A creamy milk chocolate edge lingers.
Nose: Becomes lighter and fruitier with hints of pear, blueberry and a touch of
Palate: Sweet and fruity with hints of summer berries and orange. A slightly
bitter dark chocolate edge lingers.
Finish: Long and Fruity.
Cask Type(s): Finished in the finest Crozes-Hermitage casks for 40 months.
Whisky Style: Sweet and Fruity Highland Malt.
- 40 month finish