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Overall rating
88.65/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Intertrade (It)
Vintage
03.1964
Bottled
11.1985
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
57.8 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2008 2:22 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 1011,36

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1964 It

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.65 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2019] A review of a very small sample (1cl) but better a tiny one than none...

    ...and I wish I had more than that. This is a benchmark old highland style dram with all the fine characteristics the malts of the fifties and early sixties owned. A style that is not produced anymore since the seventies, unfortunately.
    • Nose
      93 93
      The colour is old gold and the nose offers an old highland style sherry maturation profile with these adorable aromas you smell when entering a dunnage warehouse, I like such impressions! There are shy fruits, waxes in abundance, some herbs (camphor) and traditional sherry notes, of course. Later it turns more chalky-mineral with delicious exotic fruits breaking through. There is much more to detect, for sure, but this sample is too tiny for a long investigation...
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is another old highland style classic with lots of fruits, waxes, oils, some bitter tea and molten sugars. Too sad this style is not produced any more since decades and I guess some modern drinkers will be rather confused with such strange impressions - but I adore it! Again, the sample is too small for a more detailed investigation but I enjoy it very much.
    • Finish
      92 92
      The dram arrives a little hot but greatly coating in the mouth without distracting moments. The finish is long and adds chocolatey notes, a hint of tar (?) and some shy tannins. No distracting moments again, this was bottled at a perfect age. Water releases the tarry note in the nose too and some interesting winey aromas. The taste gets smoother and even more quaffable, I like this dram both neat and reduced at various strength. It is an excellent swimmer, no doubt.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Moderator

    Very fresh resp. refreshing but not necessarily my preferred style resp. a little bit too green for my taste
    • Nose
      86 86
      Grassy, leafy, lemons, limes, green fruits
    • Taste
      85 85
      Very punchy, subtle sweetness, more green and grassy notes, some old books
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long, burning, citric

  3. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Angus MacRaild @ Whiskyfun.com
    http://www.whiskyfun.com/2017/Balblair-Old-and-New.html

  4. newman346 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Balblair March / 1964 - Nov / 1985 21yo Intertrade 75 cl. 57.8% vol. Clear glass - white label printed in black & pink cork type - gold capsule two stars This is a model of Balblair 1964 Intertrade! Nevertheless, this label is satisfactory only Color: Failure No preliminary feeling of Balblair, moderate color. Nose: slightly lotus root.Flower shop that does not smell Attack: Sensory feeling is too different from Sherry Moon Mun. A shiny river flows purely and relaxed in my nose and mouth.Body: Beautiful featherweight of a good shape explosion.Never never a Bandam class Taste: slightly lettuce, onion Surely a sense of violet is outstanding! Mr. Yuri and Earl Gray 's stunning contest.Minty, Pahumi is a beauty that does not give any sense of ramune and detergent.The sweet summer fresh fruit of Sweet Summer Jelly and Orange also boasts a wonderful boost.This is Saruwara beyond Malt No, I would like to believe that this is why Malt is why this tasteless reality will be realized, is not it grapes? Anything other than Romano Levi? Whisky enthusiast That's why I want to think so blindly ... Finish: Truly floral & honey. Instead of returning it, I feel the ecstasy that strikes in one moment Big Bang at Aroma shower! Once again, it became a valuable cup full of Balblair's bottom power, intertrade ground power, and the unlimited unexpectedness of Single malt whisky, thanks to Intre Collaboration. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharston8zyy

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