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Overall rating
90.94/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Blackadder (BA)
Bottling serie
Raw Cask
Vintage
09.01.1963
Bottled
03.2003
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Cask
Casknumber
5
Number of bottles
226
Strength
52.3 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5055030601890
Added on
27 Dec 2008 12:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1499.99

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35 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blairfindy 1963 BA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.94 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A grumbling old sherry monster that was bottled just in time.
    It is a good one.
    • Nose
      92 92
      A vibrant sherried nose that is all on dark plums, fig and dates with hints of blueberry,
      Some blackberry then emerges there is also a lovely coffee and sweet tobacco note.
      A good nose.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The dark fruits are well and truly stewed with a heavy pastry note (well done pastry that is almost burnt).
      You have to concentrate with this one because the oak is definitely there but there is a really nice sweet mincemeat note mixed with blackberry/damson jam which brings it back from the edge.
      The bitterness from the oak is there but there is enough dark fruit to compensate with a little peat and pepper plus a faint hint of mulled red wine.
      What makes this composed is the fact that is is very juicy, I like that.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Good medium length, with a constant bitter sweet battle that is almost a score draw the hint of red currant wins it for me.

      With water:-
      I think a few drops of water have improved the nose with some tobacco smoke, no off notes , great.
      Yes, water has released more fruit and bucket loads of spice and livened things up, yes there is some oak and it is not a good thing but the fruit and spice keep it check thankfully
      Finish still of good length but getting a little woody

  2. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A huge sherry and oak bomb. Anyone who likes extremity will love this!
    • Nose
      Sherry bomb. Raisin, citruses, prune, fig and date. Spicy oak.
    • Taste
      Bittersweet. Big tannic oak and sherry. Dries fruits and citruses. Cocoa.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, bittersweet.

  3. thijs100 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's very good whisky, but also extremely over the top.
    • Nose
      Oof Madone! A big old sherry monster that's far from subtle. Plums and dates, furniture polish and resin, dark chocolate and ground coffee beans. Also a whiff of mushrooms, tobacco and soy sauce. It's rather over the top.
    • Taste
      It really is not far from those super intense Kavalan Solist Sherry Cask releases, albeit a bit more succulent. More coffee and dark chocolate, but also warm spices and burnt caramel. There's a touch of smoke and some star anise, as well as licorice.
    • Finish
      Medium in length. More of the above. Surprisingly not too dry.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    An aged OB v IB Glenfarclas tonight 40-46 years old
    Tasted in this order
    OB -1962 46 year 46 year 52% cask 2647 Family Casks Release III WB ID 8241
    IB - 1963 40 year Blairfindy 52.3% cask 5 Blackadder WB ID 5756
    IB - 1964 40 year Rechlerich 53.5% Sherry Butt 1578 Norse Cask Selection WB ID 7355
    OB -1965 41 year 60% Sherry Butt 3861 Family Casks WB ID 7056

    Result
    1 - by a landslide the 1964 Rechlerich Norse Cask
    2 - Blairfindy 1963
    3 - OB 1965
    4 - OB 1962

    The OB were noticeably past their sell by date and the 62 was pretty awful, the Blaifindy was nice and the Norse Cask was on another planet, its balance and complexity were some of the best I have had.

  5. P-J Bross scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Whiskyauction 2018/08 sold for € 1655.00.

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.005 € at Whiskyauction in July 2015

  8. Slick scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Sherry bomb indeed. A Glenfarclas spirit that aged gracefully. Although the 52.3% volume, DON'T add water to this dram! It's just good the way it is...Pretty sherried palate, not for those who are oversensitive.

  9. Sonett scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Powerful nose, Raisins, Plums, Figs, Dates fresh and dried,Oak dark chocolate and a little rubber
    • Taste
      Lots of dried fruits, most of the nose comes back in the taste
    • Finish
      Warm and pleasant but a bit short. Gets better with some water

  10. st7 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Undisclosed Glenfarclas.

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