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Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Vintage
12.1980
Bottled
09.1990
Stated Age
09 years old
Casknumber
70.2
Strength
61.3 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
10 Jan 2014 6:29 pm by Yurek
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1980 SMWS 70.2

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/08/24/on-location-dornoch-again-part-2/

    N: An unadulterated young CS Balblair from the very early 80’s, what a treat! Another intense oily number [much down to the abv], with a sweet dunnage-funk emerging and vanilla showing with time. So fresh it could have been bottled yesterday, being really similar to current ‘distillery-only’, youngish NAS [8-10yo] bottlings.
    T: Big hit [abv again], but how the abv preserves! As Ras Mazunga noted: abv=>OBE – some prime examples to be found with many James MacArthur bottlings from the same period. Its a straight oily one, not doing too much but throbbing/zinging all the way through.
    F: Cereal/plasticine moving to vanilla dunnage. Some vibrant green tannic oak resides with a bitter-clay-oak edge, slightly salty – still throbbing to the last.
    C: Rather full-on even for a Mannochmore fan – never lets up.Scores a B-

  2. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    'Still straight filling' as was common in the seventies.
    High strength whiskies seem to have less obe.

  3. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 88 points Super Administrator

    Tasted at Dornoch Castle during a tasting at the festival in 2016.

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