- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 1st Release
- Bourbon Casks
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 14 Dec 2015 12:59 pm by RoyC
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005
18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.26 points
First, a fresh mix of lemon and vanilla rises in my nose, then come some bright fruits, apricot, pear, yellow apple and coconut. The oak retains its nose, subtle notes of marzipan and cinnamon.
Strong start, silky feeling. Again, vanilla and bright fruits. The oak is now noticeably kräutrig / spicy noticeable, at the same time comes this typical, sour Balblair note.
Medium. Now the oak is getting stronger, dark chocolate, dark nougat. The fish citrus note is still there.
- Vanilla nose and palate, tangy tart finish. Simple and decent.
Vanilla yoghurt, honey, simple but pleasant
Light, creamy, malty, vanilla, digestive cookies, peach.
Tart, lactic, sweetness turns to drying.
The nose is light, but time and a drop of water help to open up. Then you get fresh fruit (peach, pear, apple, ..) Also floral & herbal notes.
Clean barley, Honey, Citrus, Vanilla, Salt. In the beginning sweet, then sour & salty. A little bit bitter in the End.
Quite short. Some pepper and Oak wood.
- A bit of an idiosyncratic nose that hews close to the distillate. Gets then seriously nice on the palate before fading out into a finish that betrays its age without adding any ameliorative oak influence to counteract the rawness.
Creamy vanilla, sweet and sour fruits (pineapple most prominently), powdered sugar, and a lactic/fermentary aspect - somewhere between all-natural yoghurt, cooked cabbage and mixed pickles. Without seeming too young, this one has managed to remain fairly true to the new make. Not one to nose for hours, but it comes across as pretty solid for a ten-year-old OB.
Still a bit punchy without water, and overly zesty. With water: now we're talking. Creamy, sweet vanilla custard, biscuits, cookie dough, lemon meringue pie. Juicy, rich, silky, yet fresh. Lovely stuff, substantial yet easygoing, and a perfect uncomplicated summer dram. However, it's also most fun when still on the tongue or just going down, because the finish is merely ...
... peppery, tart, and sour.
- Balblair Vintage 2005
Very soft nose, fresh and fruity, a bit of citrus and a light pepper in the background.
Very fine taste, a delicate whisky. Fresh citrus flavor followed by sweet honey notes. Little butter, vanilla and pepper in the finish. No whisky that lingers for a long time.
Very fine taste, especially for a 10 year beautiful balanced. Bought for € 40.00, I definitely want to have a bottle again.