Balblair 2002

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Hand Bottling
Bourbon Cask
55.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
07 mar 2015 5:21 pm by thijs100
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 197.00

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Whisky reviews for Balblair 2002

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.25 points.

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Good malt with minor weaknesses, which wins enormously by the addition of water (subsequently tested). It's a lot of fun, especially since I still appreciate the no-frills ex-bourbon cask bottlings and these belong to the royal discipline for me personally.
    • Nose
      Sweet-fruity with a slight hint of alcohol, which can not completely hide. Vordergrüdig but a true potpourri of different fruit flavors. Peaches, honeydew melon, pineapple and a splash of citrus fruit. The whole thing before a few spicy oak notes and a little honey. When Nosen here, however, attention is announced. The alcohol tickles quite strong, could be a little better involved.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is surprisingly better integrated on the tongue than in the nose. Noticeably, but yet restrained, he ensures a strong start, without really acting alcoholic. At the tip of the tongue, the sweetish aromas are starting to spread again, especially green grapes, some honey and turkish nougat. On the basis of this, however, spicy, herbier aromas take over quite quickly. Pecan nuts, almonds and strong oak now shake hands. The Balbalir now much spicier and drier than in the nose.
    • Finish
      Medium long, soft, astringent. At the end, a slightly dry mouth remains. Again, the alcohol is not disturbing, quite the contrary. The fruit notes here only a marginal note, the oak and tannins have the Malt now under control. Not really bitter, but not quite my taste profile in this case.

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  3. Holzwurm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87


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