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Balblair 2000

Overall rating
81.36/100
votes
16
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2014
Casknumber
0226
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Specially Selected by Premium Spirits
Added on
30 Mar 2015 7:46 pm by Bishlouk
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 86,65

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16 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2000

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.36 points

  1. Gaija scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    My rating is still the same but it is to be noted that the nose has opened quite a bit with a lot of water.
    • Nose
      More fruits and honey developments here with quite a lot of water ; soft exotic fruits like jack and cherrymoya. Softs honeys and a few flowers.

  2. Gaija scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    The whole is enjoyable and totally quaffable at 52% (drinks 10% below, really, but has the structure of a cask strength dram), and its subtlety has its ups, mainly on the finale. But apart from that, I'm missing some fruits, some sexiness, some generosity. Balblair's incredibly fruity and wood-resiliant distillate has made it one of my favourites distilleries ; let's just say that this (good) whisky isn't one of the bottlings that are a reason for that.
    • Nose
      Initially almost silent until it begins to show that "coastal" Balblair side I'd heard about : something around raw fish. Then a very precise bergamotte note takes the show, with some Cologne water, some nice subtle plums and a definite maltiness. Shy, naked, and extremely close to the base materials if not for a general vanilla note that rounds everything off.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is perfectly integrated, which comes as a suprise at this age, so that's very nice. Again though, it might be lacking in the flavour department. Very naked, some varnished plums again, bergamotte, slightly waxy but very very buttery the longer you chew it, which is very enjoyable. Malty and vanilla-led again, but in a pleasant way.
    • Finish
      Might be the best part, it's quite long, very round and buttery again, but this time with more complex notes like fresh oranges and woodruff (which rings a special bell to me as it is an aromatic herb used in a very specific wine specialty of my town).

  4. Bishlouk scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A well-made whisky, balanced, but also quite classic.
    • Nose
      ·         
      Many malted cereals and vanilla. A little yellow apple and a very light iodine breeze. After aeration, the malt is more discreet and the apple more pronounced.
    • Taste
      ·         
      A slight acidity of green apple. Vanilla is here also very present. Bitter apple peel. Little Butter in the background. The alcohol is well balanced, no aggression on that side.
    • Finish
      ·         
      Pretty short. The apple lasts, and the iodine reappears wisely.

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