Overall rating
Single Malt
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Youthful and zesty - yet complex
Stated Age
07 years old
Refill Barrel
Number of bottles
59.4 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
01 Dec 2014 3:55 pm by RoyC
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2006 SMWS 70.8

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  1. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    notes @ smws.com.au:

    Youthful & zesty - yet complex

    Cask No. 70.8

    NOSE: Tequila-like! Dandelions. Soft caramel. Fudge & lychees. Some lime pudding, too, it then evolves into more typical grassy and floral notes. A good mix of fruity, herbal, and sweety notes.

    PALATE: Very light and caramel-like, clasped tightly with the grassy notes. “Nose confirmed!” we announced. The sweetness all kicks around - green tea ice cream and ginger beer cracked a mention.

    FINISH:  It’s a short finish, but one that delivers a burst of gingerbread, dryness, and a dose of spirit. “Lively” was the word.

    COMMENTS: A delightful, light, aperitif-style malt. Grassy and tasty, it isn’t particularly challenging or complex, but is very approachable, happily drinkable, and very easy drinking. Definitely a summer whisky. This is the first time this distillery has featured on an Australian Outturn.

  2. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Buttery lemon gold

    Flavour: Young & spritely

    Youthful whisky at its best – nosing of cut grass, delicate
    florals, dry white wine and lemon sherbet – 
    attractively spring-like, but also complex – pencil shavings, clove,
    vanilla, crème brûlée and eventually liquorice. The palate showed a good
    personality – marzipan and honey sweetness, grapefruit and lemon zestiness,
    plenty of fruit (apple, grape, blackcurrant), some slate mineral notes and
    substantial heat leaving a mellow after-glow. The reduced nose seemed sweeter –
    pear juice, American Cream Soda and Jolly Ranchers. The palate increased the
    wood and flint notes but became milder, the heat more a tingle and less of a
    nip. Nearest distillery to Glenmorangie.

     Drinking Tip: The
    attractive, light zesty character would make this a good spring or summer aperitif


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