Balblair 1999

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Stated Age
15 years old
Calculated age
15 years old
Ex-Bourbon Barrels + Ex-Sherry Butts
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
04 Jun 2014 8:59 am by Dragon

Average value

€ 122.13

14 × in wishlist

106 × member ratings

147 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.50 points

  1. Squinugie scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  2. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      73 73

  3. Spiceweasel scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    Nice daily Dram. Nothing very Special but easily drinkable.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Fruity with Orange zest and sweet dried fruits. Classic Sherry influence
    • Taste
      84 84
      Nothing remarkable but also nothing bad.
      Sweet, fruity and not too alcoholic.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long with the Sherry influence in the later stage. Some would say boring....

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Andytka3 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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

    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

  8. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Arquebus scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    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

  10. 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.


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