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Balblair 1999

Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2015
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon, Spanish Sherry Butts
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010509800938
Added on
09 Feb 2016 4:46 pm by zinaf
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 72.75

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. RobbievdBrink scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A nice Balblair with a good balance between the bourbon and sherry barrels. There’s quite some cherries, red berries and vanilla/caramel sweetness combined with grassy notes. It’s light, not too sweet, aromatic and actually a decent sipper.

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in a Balblair range share line-up.
    This is a bit of a shy expression.
    Not bad, but glad I never bought a bottle.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Little sweet and sour sauce. There is some tropical note in the background. Some hay and heather are there too.
      Overall it is a bit shy and could have been more expressive.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet. Little sour note, but only in the background. Some tropical fruit. After a while the hay and straw takes over. Hint of vanilla.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length. Straw and again some sweet and sour notes. Fades away with some sawdust.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part 7/8 of a Balblair range share. Before this I have tasted the standard 12, 15, 18, a ‘05 vintage (#116591), a ‘04 vintage (#53670) and a ‘00 vintage (#84025). Last 2 were quite big disappointments. Let’s see what more age in vintages does.
    • Nose
      Ah. Back to decent levels again. This one immediately gives more depth and is more multidimensional then the previous 2 vintages. The layer of red fruit and fresh herbs does the whisky well. I get fresh chives, lavender, berries, nuttiness and vanilla butter.
    • Taste
      Silky, smooth, sweet. It gives strawberry candy, cherries and a decent amount of fresh lemongrass as well as a whiff of caramel. A very decent body and very tastefull. Good balance between bourbon and sherry influences.
    • Finish
      Finish remains long and gives a sherry orientated taste. But nothing overpowering. I get red fruits, nuttiness as in Macadamia nuts. Also honey and chocolate kick in. There is raisins at the very end. The sweetness of that goes on for quite a while.

      After the standard 12yo and 18yo (not considering that price) this is the second best Balblair of the range share so far.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Well married of chocolate with caramel with lighter notes of pleasing beehive. Quite flawless and elegant with fragrants old book bouquet. Gentle, soft elegant Balblair as always with harmless milky spicy at medium length.

    Well-well, last dram at Whisky Live 2017.

    — at Whisky Live Singapore.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Cubey666 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    tasted during a Balblair Masterclass, november 2015

    good combination of Balblair together with a sherry cask, nicely balanced
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. fileosoph scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Light style, as could be expected. It's all pleasant though. It's not too sweet, and has a nice acidity. Grass, hay, mint, pear, apple, marzipan, vanilla, and a spicy edge of pepper.

  10. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Flowers, lilac, heavy
    • Taste
      balanced, typical Balblair
    • Finish
      medium-length

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