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Overall rating
85.60/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Know your grape
Vintage
05.2005
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
70.9
Number of bottles
231
Strength
58.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2015 12:05 pm by Allandale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87,00

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005 SMWS 70.9

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points

  1. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Riesling wine

    After we decided that the colour was that of a Riesling wine we were surprised to find a number of hallmarks from this very ‘terroir-expressive’ grape. A minerality, wet slate, cement dust, peaches, apricots, cream crackers and a hint of warm candle wax. The taste was fresh and citric like a palette cleanser in between courses with a pleasant dry finish. Water changed it somewhat; more creamy and sweet, vanilla slices with a hint of floral perfume. We have gone from a dry ‘Kabinett’ to a sweet ‘Auslese’ Riesling wine. The taste was now like a refreshing apple, lime and ginger juice.

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For this young Balblair : I am happy to have this bottle.Its worth.
    • Nose
      Very nice : peaches, apricots,cream crackers and a hint of warm candle wax.But also wet slate,mineral.
    • Taste
      The taste was fresh and indeed citric. With water: more creamy and sweet, vanilla slices with a hint of floral perfume? 
    • Finish
      Little bit dry, but long, refreshing apple, some lime and ginger juice.

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