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Balblair 1999

Overall rating
84.69/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Ex‐Bourbon + Ex-Sherry Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010509800877
Bottled for
Travel Retail
Added on
04 Apr 2014 7:42 pm by Dragon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 76,47

11 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

128 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.69 points

  1. Nosingbär scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    88/100. I really like the interaction of the vanilla-orange-herbal triumvirate.
    • Nose
      Reminiscent of the Balvenie Double Wood, but less sweet and with more herbs. However, it has the same sweet sweetness of vanilla, intertwined with aromatic oranges. In addition, earthy herbs. Ginger Beer. Lemon peel. Chocolate. Sage. Gentle black tea. Flowery. Cappuccino.
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, herbs. Velvety, vanilla pop on the palate. Toffee in addition. Oranges, going to the bitter. Fresh cereal. Anise. Sage. Velvety fruity-sweet with this subtle, aromatic herbal note.
    • Finish
      Dark vanilla strong on the palate. Sweet, with slightly bitter notes. (Chocolate, espresso, caramel). Anise and sage remain in the mouth for the longest time and miss the whole thing a herbal sugar finish

  2. gaboruso scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Until a Whiskybase technical issue is resolved:

    https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/71/topic/17413/newly-added-notes-only-showing-the-first-few-lines

    I am restricted to provide only a rating and a link to my reviews:

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/14/bottle-polishing-summer-2018-medal-winners/

  5. RichardMayston scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    One of the best value for money whiskies I know of. Its $100 for 1L in duty free, the only problem being limited to 2 liters. 
    • Nose
      Fruity sultanas, apples oranges, greengage plums, sherry, vanilla, floral. Really lovely nose.
    • Taste
      The taste does not disappoint, it is inline with the nose. The fruit sweetness is balanced out with green oak, and grass. The sherry is quite background, honey. All very harmonious.
    • Finish
      Long fading lemon zest.

  6. RichardMayston scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Benchmark go to whisky. Love it.

  7. Mighty Slipper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Full review on my blog :

    http://blogwwb.blogspot.fr/2017/05/balblair-1999-1st-release-ob-46.html?m=1

  8. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It's a bit of an in-betweener. Not exactly a light summer dram, but far from a dark and heavy winter whisky too. Nicely balanced.
    • Nose
      A mixture of milk chocolate, mild raisins and figs with some more fresh, almost tropical fruits like oranges and nectarine. Slightly flowery.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I'd like. Mocha, coffee, fudge and slightly woody too. Some cinnamon and earl gray, combined with red apple and lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Some soft tannins and vanilla with a thin layer of orchard fruits. Medium in length.

  9. Malthead_80 scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. Patrick93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

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