- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 3rd Release
- Bourbon Barrels
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Apr 2014 7:44 pm by Dragon
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35 × member ratings
65 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1989
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.42 points
- Sweet, creamy with some bitter notes. Also a little bit sour. Fruits are present but not very dominant. Not bad but not very interesting either.
- Aroma : minerality, lemonade, citrus, apple jam, mango, bananas, vanilla, toffee, herbs, honey. The taste is even, sweet: spices, fruit, candy, wood. The aftertaste is long: spices, wood, bitterness. Conclusion . A well balanced bourbon whisky of solid age. Rating 86 (n22t21f21b22).
- This is good quality. Probably the casks were refills, and it might have taken a while to get this whisky. So I don't really agree with some of the comments that this would seem youngish. It's in balance.
Medium-bodied bourbon matured nose. Creamy vanilla, beeswax, malt, yellow fruits (of which pineapple and banana are the most prominent), flowers (heather) and grass.
Nicely balanced. Sweet at the start, but with a nice acidic wave towards the end. The fruitiness is more on dried fruits now, and accompanied by heather honey. The creamy texture of vanilla milkshake is pleasant.
Rather short, with the acidic touch of pineapple and orange. Pepper, grass and vanilla.
- Nice bourbon matured single malt.
But somehow not that impresseive for a 23 year old.
I don't think it is worth the money. But it is tasty with a sweet and fruity profile. A Little spice add to the complexity.
fruity, mead, pineapple
spicy, vanilla, some truffles, chili
- Nose: Sweet fruit, green banana. Heater, grass (fresh mown). Hint of sherry raisin.
Initial taste: delicate, sweetness, hint of citrus, nutmeg. wood and a touch yeast. Confectionery oranges.
Body: medium-full not very oily, but nice.
Finish: long. sweetness, hint of leather. Apples, baked pie..... yeast and oak.
Price: quite surprisingly. Given it's age worth the money.
Presentation: That box is 10 euro's. It could have been less and I would have been satisfied too.
Comments: a lovely whisky, quite sweet and delicate, a must have but not a daily dram.
- N: Fruits, sponge trifle, gentle sweetness
T: Sweet and more thick sweetness - [a few months later and theres a limey salty bitterness to the taste, but i had eaten onions!]
F: later with that distinctive Balblair lime, herbs, calvados waxy hue.
C: Sweet, simple and very pleasing. Comforting & consistent sweetness on nose and taste with familiar Balblair signature notes. Is it worth £80 though?
Scores a C+