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Balblair 1999

Overall rating
84.28/100
votes
92
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

€ 74.54

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.28 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Nose: 2/5 Mouth and finish: 3/5 Whisky n ° 1749
    • Nose
      Powerful and fragrant (caramel, cooked wine ...) it is also a little brutal, even nagging.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, relief. A balance is created between spices a little rough and austere and a certain roundness.
    • Finish
      Satisfactory final, in the continuity of the mouth. Correct length.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Malt, leather, seasoning -> Not so mean ...
    • Nose
      Christmas cake, ginger, apple, spices, honey
    • Taste
      Full, but oily and spicy, malt with honey, leather, oak, dried ginger, smoked bacon, some bitter orange
    • Finish
      Medium to long, dry, bread, flour, seasoning, warm

  3. vojt466 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    So this is beautifully smooth, deliciously spicy and fruity, a pity of that prize.
    • Nose
      Apples, pears, honey, vanilla, slightly citrus, very delicate spices - beautiful fruity aroma
    • Taste
      Again beautiful and fruity - apples, citruses, vanilla, delicate spices
    • Finish
      In a smooth reverberation of fruit, woodiness, malt and how different than the delicate spices that long persist in the mouth

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Arquebus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    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.

  8. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. steinrich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

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