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Overall rating
89.00/100
vote
1
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Rare Vintage
Vintage
1980
Bottled
2015
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Retro Label
Added on
22 Apr 2015 6:51 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 448,00

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1980 GM

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. SFWC scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Bought for 305GBP at the Gordon & Macphail shop, Elgin. February 2018. This is very reminiscent of some 60's Balblair I've tasted from G&M at 40% but perhaps even better. This has that older profile despite being from 1980. Nothing modern or too clean about this baby! On the nose: A bowl of waxy coated  lemons, olive oil, olives, fresh pineapple fruit. In the Mouth: Waxy, oily,  tropical and citrus fruits. Rhat Balblair rancio, yeasty funk reminding me of great Belgian lambic beers like a 3f Golden Blend or a great Cantillon. Farmyard vibes, hay and dirt a la Clynelish/Brora. Lots of different tea notes and some old school meatiness. In the end some ripe bananas and very pleasant vanilla bean come through. This is a mighty dram, the 43% feels much more powerful but there islots of balance.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

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