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Balblair 2005

Overall rating
82.23/100
votes
64
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2016
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010509880596
Added on
26 Jul 2016 4:37 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47,22

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.23 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. Tim-R scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      74 74
    • Finish
      79 79

  3. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    This was an interesting one. The higher ABV definitely helped flavour delivery, but most interestingly was this musty note I picked up which I usually find in young Glenfarclases and was very surprised when I found out that this bottle has no sherry maturation as it is quite meaty. Really good stuff for the age and price.

    Reviewed in my blog:

    iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/11/18/ancnoc-and-balblair-tasting/
    • Nose
      Honey. Red fruits. Toffee. Red licorice. Calvados. Sour beer. Butterscotch.
    • Taste
      Wet leaves. Musty. Slight sherry. Salty toffee.
    • Finish
      Bitter. Salt. Red apples. Cider. Yeasty.

  4. Usl1978 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. Reakwoon scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. Cubey666 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      77 77

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasty, interesting and very changeable - I have rewritten the notes several times during the tasting and I'm still not sure. Nice whisky for 40 € and again proof that Bourbon keg does not have to be boring.
    • Nose
      very creamy and sweet (white chocolate, crème brûlée, waffle-iron waffles), some cinnamon, then pear compote ... with time it gets a little fresher, greener - grass, green apple, a splash of lemon
    • Taste
      intense bittersweet chocolate with some bitter citrus aroma, a bit woody and can not really decide - creamy or spicy, somehow both, from sip to sip ... also tolerates some water, without watering down, then milk chocolate, less bitter, but more White pepper
    • Finish
      rather long with cocoa and white pepper

  9. Mascht scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Grain, fresh fruits, intense, some truffles
    • Taste
      creamy, spicy, some oak
    • Finish
      medium

  10. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Distillery Tasting Notes

    Aroma: Full of the classic scents of fresh green apples, ground spices and honey. Notes of oak-vanilla, leather and orange with hints of fresh cut flowers and smoke.

    Taste: Balblair's signature style of citrus orchards is replaced by the intense sweetness of toffee and vanilla.

    Finish: Rounded off by a wonderfully spicy, long finish.

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