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Balblair 1974

Overall rating
90.71/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Highland Selection - Limited Edition
Vintage
1974
Bottled
2001
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
550
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509421140
Added on
30 May 2009 11:07 am

Average value

€ 666,00

13 × in wishlist

26 × 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 90.71 points

  1. checkpointuk scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    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

  2. Allandale scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A firm and dusty body.
    • Nose
      Cocoa powder. Winey.
    • Taste
      More chocolate, but more bitter. Good quality cooking chocolate.
    • Finish
      Slightly gritty and astringent. Much improved with a splash of water.

  3. Maltmaniac72 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Terrific stuff, you will rarely find today. Thank you magic_slim :)
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy and sherry-sweet. Toasted Oak in the reverberation. Class!

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