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Balblair 1990

Overall rating
86.79/100
votes
21
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2013
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509800693
Added on
26 Jan 2016 1:58 pm by shooter
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 101,44

5 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

57 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1990

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.79 points

  1. EJS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. LukeFive scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Single dram note
    • Nose
      soft, stone fruits, mango, freshly cut pineapple, chocolate, An odd Beetroot sauce note in background, slightly meaty, aromatic
    • Taste
      soft , lush,salty caramel, nougat, hazelnut, dark chocolate , again that meatines, cloves
    • Finish
      short medium, salty, clove, dry, tannins, rich

  3. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Balblair 1990/2013 (46%, OB, 2nd Release)  I had found the first Edition a little simple five years ago, so have been procrastinating with this second edition. Perhaps a bad idea, let’s see… Colour: dark gold with bronze hues. Nose: a tad un-Balblair, but that’s probably the sherry. Some fresh walnuts and some tobacco, autumn leaves, super-dried raisins (grandma’s old box ;-)), then touches of cured ham, perhaps, all-spice, a curious meaty earthiness… It’s in fact pretty complex, but it needs your time. Some fresher oranges will come through after two or three minutes. Mouth: once again, an unusual Balblair that starts with slightly tart, almost too acidic oranges, and would rather go on with a little curry powder, limejuice, and some kind of almost as acidic coffee. A touch of grapefruit as well. This tart side is a bit troubling, perhaps. Finish: medium, very lemony. Concentrated lemon juice. Some nutmeg, cinnamon, and curry in the aftertaste. Comments: well, it really is an unusual Balblair, it’s not often that sherried whiskies are this zesty and almost acidic. But it’s good, for sure. SGP:461 - 81 points.

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