- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Highland Selection - Limited Edition
- Stated Age
- 27 years old
- Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 30 May 2009 11:07 am
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27 × member ratings
28 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1974
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.52 points
- http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=296 Color: Oloroso Nose: dark fruity with plum jam, wild berries, blueberries and elderberry. Soft and only accompanied by mild spice. Subtle unobtrusive wood, dark chocolate, peppercorns and leather. Taste: Soft, dark-spicy and rich in fruit, leather, wood and chocolate. Fruity berries, elderberry, eucalyptus and oak. To the finish already fat woody and getting drier. Finish: Max. Medium length - dry woody with notes of dark chocolate, espresso beans, Turkish mocha and wooden planks. Subordinate still running subtly dark fruit notes. 92 points N: 92 / G: 92P / F: 91P
- A firm and dusty body.
Cocoa powder. Winey.
More chocolate, but more bitter. Good quality cooking chocolate.
Slightly gritty and astringent. Much improved with a splash of water.
- Terrific stuff, you will rarely find today. Thank you magic_slim :)
A true sherry bomb that explodes there. Voluminous in every way and everything that a sherry should have: dark ripe fruit (plums, plums, cherry), dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, prunes, dates), plum jam, dark chocolate, freshly brewed coffee / espresso, tobacco, Leather, some glue and strong oak. If it were a young malt, I would say the barrel was hyper active. Sometimes bordering on a sulfurous nose. But no, that's just fantasy. Everything well integrated in the alcohol. 46 points.
Oily consistency, fine and thick streaks that run down the glass. Gorgeous sherry sweet with a creamy-oily texture on the palate, liquid jam of dark fruit, plum jam, tobacco, espresso and massive dark chocolate. Grrrr, cool. Kept of spicy oak wood. 45 points.
Long, creamy and sherry-sweet. Toasted Oak in the reverberation. Class!