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Overall rating
58.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Sweet, clean, juicy and moreish
Vintage
19.05.2006
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
70.11
Number of bottles
244
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Nov 2015 2:18 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 65,49

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2006 SMWS 70.11

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 58.67 points

  1. RichardMayston scored this whisky 50 points Expert Senior

    Fail
    • Nose
      Fresh and fruity, impressive first cask strength Balblair I've tried. But over time it became apparent the nose was actually unpleasantly floral. 
    • Taste
      simple vanilla and fruit.
    • Finish
      young, and basic vanilla oak.

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Smelling light and grassy, but not close to the floral or as fruity as official distillery bottlings.
    T: Strong, duh! Fruity raisins in the main with strong oak [cask] notes - literally, wooden bourbon cask impressions are all over this one.
    F: Finishes as a clean, young woody malt.
    C: Didn’t appear to be an awful lot here.

    Provisionally a C+

  3. John Barleycorn did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS Tasting Notes
    Colour: Silvery starlight gold 
    Flavour: Light & delicate 

    This got all thumbs up – yes it’s young, but it’s
    delightfully fresh – the nose gave citrus (lemon cake, lime juice), other tart
    fruits, floral notes, vanilla ice-cream and fresh laundry. The reduced nose
    drifted from floral to herbal, while perfumed lady’s flip-flops by a swimming
    pool made us want to dive in. So we did – it tasted of tingly citrus (pink
    grapefruit, sherbet lemon), summer puddings, meringues, flying saucers and
    Haribo Tangfastics, with touches of caramel biscuits, fennel seed, cucumber and
    mint leaf. With water, the palate was sweet, clean, juicy and moreish – white
    grapes, mango, peach, watermelon and elderflower.

    Drinking tip: Summer time – by the pool, maybe with ice –
    maybe even in a cocktail?!?

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