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Balblair 1999

Overall rating
84.82/100
votes
28
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2016
Casktype
American Oak Ex-Bourbon & Oloroso Sherry Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Barcode
5010509800877
Bottled for
Travel Retail Exclusive
Added on
19 Oct 2016 7:35 pm by pacsac
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56,75

2 × in wishlist

28 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.82 points

  1. Макс scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. diamond2000 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Aroma: caramel, honey, freshly chopped ginger, dried pear, vanilla bun with sprinkling, malt-grain tones; later tropical fruits (exotic juice), white raisins, a hint of minerality, chalk.

    Taste: ginger-honey, chocolate prunes, raisins, espresso, brown sugar, chocolate cake. Thick, bitter-sweet, with light spices and chocolate - very good!

    Finish: longer than average, light tingling ginger notes, dark chocolate, coffee, some wood tannins, slowly fading.

    The score is 87.5-88.

    Bottom line: a very worthy Belbler. A successful selection of Bourbon and Sherry, where more than one type of barrels does not dominate, is quite rich in nuances, considering that this is a middle-aged whisky. A clan trait is traced like in the young Belblers - ginger, honey. In general, successful, matured whisky, recommendations to buy!

  3. HW74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  4. Bomshanka scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Bought the 1999-2017 version of this and loved it. Bought another bottle only to realise it was the 1999-2016 release. Not quite as deep or refined as the 17' version but still a great sherried Balblair
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sherry influence is clear, dark fruits, plum and prune, but also the typical Balblair melon, banana, tropical notes. Behind the fruit is spices, white pepper and a hint of fresh chili pepper, finally a hint of mountain flowers, heather.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Immediate sweet fruits - fruit salad with maple syrup, slight bitter oak, spice, coffee, chocolate, moderately oily, sweet but drying towards the end.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oak, sherry, spices and a hint of smoke. Medium length

  5. skeuma scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Whisky rather clear compared to the 2nd version. On the nose is quite simple malt fruit dust, white grapes and apples. On the palate it is richer and precise compote of apple and white grape with cinnamon and ginger. Big disappointment on the texture, it lacks mache. Clearly less sherry than the 2nd version but also less fat and less length. I have a preference for the 2nd version 1999/2015

  6. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Pleasant, complex, fruity Balblair with bigger dose of sherry.
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, flowers, honey, raisins and milk caramel.
    • Taste
      Spicy oak, cinnamon, citruses, waxy apple. Honey, milk chocolate and sherry.
    • Finish
      Medium length, creamy, spicy and fruity.

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