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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.17 points
- 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:
Honey. Red fruits. Toffee. Red licorice. Calvados. Sour beer. Butterscotch.
Wet leaves. Musty. Slight sherry. Salty toffee.
Bitter. Salt. Red apples. Cider. Yeasty.
- Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017
- 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.
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
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
rather long with cocoa and white pepper
Grain, fresh fruits, intense, some truffles
creamy, spicy, some oak
- 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.