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Balblair 1997

Overall rating
85.33/100
votes
52
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2013
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
L13 298 R13/5282 IB
Added on
16 Oct 2013 9:43 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 95,00

7 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

117 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1997

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.33 points

  1. Wolv scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  2. Valérie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Fruity and very pleasant to drink, but final too dry and woody
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fresh, very fruity, apple, pear, exotic fruit, vanilla, sea spray.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fruit, vanilla, coconut, iodine and pepper
    • Finish
      80 80
      Woody, dry and spicy

  3. Spiceweasel scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    For me, a whisky with little meaning. Tendency easy and boring
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Was a blind purchase. At first I was extremely disappointed and already thought about what I do with it. Because I did not want to drink it. But then he benefited massively from the oxidation in the bottle. This was certainly not top-of-the-line whisky, but then it was pretty good to drink.
    • Nose
      Such a profile for a typical summer whisky. Vanilla. Coconut milk. Flowerhoney. Yellow apple. Not quite ripe peach. Mirabelle. Citrus fruits come too. Orange peel. Candied lemons. Grapefruit. But also a spice from the oak.
    • Taste
      In the mouth a mixture of sweet and spicy. Vanilla, toffee, marshmallows and ginger. Orange blossom. Rhubarb cake. Kiwi. Then again citrus fruits. Lime and lemon balm. Pepper. Now it's getting drier. Since the oak probably speaks up.
    • Finish
      Relatively dry with citrus fruit. Tonic Water. The sharpness is still synonymous. And the oak shows up.

  6. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The nose is delicate, light and deep with butterscotch, vanilla, caramel and honey, which builds up as time goes by. In the mouth, attack a little brutal, very spicy, alcohol moderately integrated with caramel. The addition (necessary) of water brings on the palate beautiful woody notes and a little clove in the finish.
    Enthusiasm 3/5

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Nose:- Butterscotch and toffee and cocoa up front, toasted. Follow by fragrance of petals, aromatic.

    Palate:- Solid and right kick of sweetness, sour fruits and vanilla.

    Finish:- Sweet vanilla, throat clinching, medium length.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A interesting, surprising and well aged whisky. I never expected that Jasmine tea note right at the end of the finish. The balance on the nose is slightly better than on the palate. But all in all a very pleasant whisky to sip on a warm summer evening in a blooming garden.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-398-balblair-1997-15-year/
    • Nose
      A light, fresh, delicate and well balanced whisky with aromas of citrus, fresh fruits, subtle sultanas, apple, pear, banana, oranges, grapes, berries (gooseberries and elderberries), floral tones, subtle oak, acacia honey, vanilla, fresh figs, mineral tones, a hint of aniseeds, candied ginger, yeast and a hint of spices.
    • Taste
      A fresh, subtle and balanced whisky with aromas of Apple, bananas yellow plums, pepper, ginger, honey, candied lemon peels, pear drops, tannins, grass, olive oil, vanilla, ripe pears, oak sap, floral tones, mineral tones (flint), subtle licorice root, fresh bay leaf and soft oak.
    • Finish
      A long and slightly drying finish with aromas of citrus (mainly lemon), candied citrus peels, ginger, honey, marzipan, tannins, jasmin tea and subtle oak.

  9. Landryn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Lemon, vanilla, cream

    Taste: Dry at start, orange, chocolate and vanilla

    Finish: Quite long and warm

    Good balanced whisky!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Nose paraffin, orange, wood, vanilla. Soft vanilla attack, more powerful medium on the oak. Average final. The nose is nice and interesting but the mouth is less convincing.

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