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Balblair 2000

Overall rating
81.75/100
votes
8
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2011
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L11-032-1B/R11-3011
Barcode
2109571095717
Added on
20 Jun 2016 4:52 pm by KonstUA
Uncolored

Average value

€ 61.85

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2000

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.75 points

  1. rpvdwel scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Start of a Balblair tasting. I tasted 8 different Balblair's of which this was the first.
    Rather disappointing I must say.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Raw, hay, straw, little honey, hint of canned fruit. Overall this nose is immature.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Fresh cask. Little straw, some honey. Distillate driven. Tad bitter.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Short finish. Sugar, a bitter note. And fades away with some tingling alcohol notes.

  3. Casketje scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Part 6/8 of a Balblair range share. Before this I have tasted the standard 12, 15, 18, a ‘05 vintage (#116591) and a ‘04 vintage (#53670). That last one was by far the worst of the 5. Hopefully I like this one better.
    • Nose
      This is a rather weak nose. Neither very outspoken, nor exciting. some pineapple, sawdust and unripe citrusfruit. Not much more to say about it.. bummer!
    • Taste
      Again rather weak. Light and delicate is one thing, this is just too light. Like in the ‘04 white pepper at least gives you something to chew on but not very enjoyable. With water a little more caramel fudge appears and the white pepper is less present. That is positive.
    • Finish
      In the short finish there is pineapple again as well as bittersweet apple. Hints of barley and a slight buttery note. Almost cake-like. Again not much depth, complexity or whatsoever. Strangely enough the finish is the part that ‘saves’ this whisky. It is the most pleasant part.

      Fortunately this one doesn’t beat the ‘04 in worst Balblair in this range so far, only because of the finish.

  5. RobbievdB scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Quite distillate driven whisky. This Balblair gives young pineapple, white grapes and green apples combined with some malty sweetness and spices. The body is quite nice and a tad oily. Nothing to remember for a long time though.

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

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