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Overall rating
86.92/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Pure Highland Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
70 (proof)
Size
757 ml
Label
26²/³ Fl. Ozs.
Added on
09 Jan 2013 8:01 pm

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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 86.92 points

  1. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/balblair-10-yo-70-proof-26%C2%B2%C2%B3-fl-ozs-gm-1970-er/

  2. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Classic old school sherry nose, with dark, ripe fruits (berries and figs), stewed black tea, and roasted hazelnuts. The fruity Balblair spirit is still clearly present though, mingled in with notes of damp dunnage warehouses and soft, well-integrated oak. I get the feeling that there may have been some casks considerably older then 10 years old in the vatting. Wonderful nose then...and not suffering from the low bottling strength. The palate isn't quite as lucky, as the lower strength makes it slightly weaker and thinner than the nose promised. Having said that, the profile remains remarkably similar to the nose, with the sherry and fruits in the driving seat, albeit with some lovely, warming chilli spice added to the mix. Slightly short finish, with a touch of bitterness.

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of those old fruity Balblairs from the past. Not a profile that you come accross anymore these days.
    • Nose
      Figs and dates. Oranges and tangerines. Raisins as well. Dusty, but very delicate. Notes of sherry.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweetness. Apricot and peaches. Intense for it's 40% (70 proof). Juicy with a beefy edge. Slightly peppery at the end.
    • Finish
      Medium long. Dry sweetness. Becomes quite bitter.

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