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Balblair 1999

Overall rating
84.28/100
votes
90
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2014
Calculated age
15 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels + Ex-Sherry Butts
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
5010509800938
Added on
04 Jun 2014 8:59 am by Dragon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 69,93

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Category Rating
Nose
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

21 Notes

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Tasting note
22 Jun 2018 10:30 am
Color
Amber
Nose

Puissant et parfumé (caramel, vin cuit…) il est aussi un peu brutal, voire bourrin.


Taste

En bouche, du relief. Un équilibre se crée entre des épices un peu rêches et austères et une certaine rondeur.


Finish

Finale satisfaisante, dans la continuité de la bouche. Longueur correcte.


Comments

Enthousiasme :

Nez :2/5

Bouche et finale : 3/5

Whisky n°1749


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ColdAesthetics
Connoisseur ColdAesthetics Tasting note
09 Apr 2017 2:13 pm
ColdAesthetics gave this whisky 83 points
Color
Old gold
Nose

Weihnachtskuchen, Ingwer, Apfel, Gewürze, Honig

Taste

Voll, dabei aber ölig und würzig, Malz mit Honig, Leder, Eiche, getrockneter Ingwer, Räucherspeck, etwas Bitterorange

Finish

Mittel bis lang, trocken, Brot, Mehl, Würze, warm

Comments

Malz, Leder, Würze -> Nicht so meins...

vojt466
Expert Senior vojt466 Tasting note
21 Dec 2016 7:52 pm
vojt466 gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

Jablka, hrušky, med, vanilka, lehce citrusy, velice jemné koření - krásná ovocná vůně

Taste

Opět krásně jemná a ovocná - jablka, citrusy, vanilka, jemné koření

Finish

V hladkém dozvuku ovoce, dřevitost, slad  a jak jinak než jemné koření, které dlouho přetrvává v puse

Comments

Tak tohle je krásně hladké, jemně kořeněná a ovocná záležitost, škoda té ceny..

Andytka3
Connoisseur Andytka3 Review note
20 Dec 2016 2:48 am
Andytka3 gave this whisky 91 points

Nose:- Warehouse of seasoned leather in the air, pleasingly deep and thick aroma of peace. Various elements well married into the drops. Lush of raisin and banana creaminess with light white pepper on the top half. After breath, toffee reveals with a touch of crushed floral, lightly fungi but in a good way.

Palate:- Weighty and juicy, creaminess carry on from aroma to the palate. Flakes of sherry spices laid by forestry. Complex, gentle and contended.

Finish:- Medium - long length. Light burst of ripe fruits reflux at the back. A gem.

— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.

Weighted Rate
90.2
Nose
92
Initial taste
93
Body
90
Finish
88
Price
88
Presentation
88
John Barleycorn
Connoisseur John Barleycorn Review note
23 Nov 2016 10:18 pm
John Barleycorn gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
84
Presentation
84
Arquebus
Expert Junior Arquebus Note
16 Nov 2016 11:47 pm
Arquebus gave this whisky 90 points

A good solid Balblair that's definitely worth sniffing out. The mix of Bourbon and Sherry casks works well. Definitely a step up from the younger vintages... 90pts from me

markjedi1
Connoisseur markjedi1 Note
28 Aug 2016 9:40 am
markjedi1 gave this whisky 84 points

Walnut Liqueur

There have already been two releases of the vintage 1999. They were both composed of the same type of casks (bourbon and sherry), but the first release was for Travel Retail in 1 liter bottles. Strangely enough, that was bottled in 2015, while this second release (in regular 70cl bottles and available at the time for 65 to 70 EUR) was bottled in 2014. Seems impossible.

The nose is fruity and sweet, but with a twist. I get something sweet and sour that reminds me of walnut liqueur. Apples and pears, sure, but also chewing tobacco and winegums. After a few moments Seville oranges joint in, as do cherries and a single slice of smoked ham. Quite spicy. Think ginger, cinnamon en curry. A bit weird and I am at this point undecided whether I like this or not.

On the palate I first get raisins and mandarins, before a big bitterness emerges from the wood, like the white meat on a grapefruit or tea that sat too long in the glass. Pity.

The finish is long and drying on lime zest and oak.

Around 80 EUR.

Mark Dermul - Toshan Man
Patrick93
Expert Senior Patrick93 Review note
17 May 2016 4:08 pm
Patrick93 gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
87
Initial taste
85
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
87
steinrich
Expert Senior steinrich Review note
17 May 2016 2:56 pm
steinrich gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
87.9
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
89
Presentation
90
AH Whiskyvitrine
Expert Senior AH Whiskyvitrine Review note
05 Apr 2016 12:15 am
AH Whiskyvitrine gave this whisky 83 points
Weighted Rate
83.2
Nose
83
Initial taste
83
Body
84
Finish
84
Price
84
Presentation
80

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