Overall rating
Single Malt
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Private Collection
Calculated age
20 years old
Crozes-Hermitage Finish
Number of bottles
45.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
16 Aug 2012 4:28 pm

Average value

€ 141.05

10 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

86 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1991 GM

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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+

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  4. ErzWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      slight sweetness; spices; the oak comes through; slight tingling on the tongue; a little black pepper
    • Finish
      nice warmth and spiciness; medium; rather dry

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur


    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

    sweet vanilla.

    Palate: Sweet and fruity with hints of summer berries and orange. A slightly

    bitter dark chocolate edge lingers.

    Body: Medium.

    Finish: Long and Fruity.

    Cask Type(s): Finished in the finest Crozes-Hermitage casks for 40 months.

    Whisky Style: Sweet and Fruity Highland Malt.

  6. Master Quill scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    40 month finish


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