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Balblair 1990

Overall rating
87.75/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
2nd Release
Vintage
1990
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon Casks & Sherry Butts
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Added on
19 Oct 2016 7:57 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 12,43

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14 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1990

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.75 points

  1. mosesumike scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I always had that on the radar. Rob had named him "Whisky of the Year".
    I have to say, he has never disappointed me.
    Also bunkered several bottles.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The sherry should become dominant on the nose. Is he. The full program from plum to raisin everything. But Brennerei shimmers slightly malty and connects everything together. Well done. Even the alcohol knows its limits. Sweet and sour take turns. As is often the case with such bottlings, chocolate and caramel are not forgotten. Fine!
    • Taste
      88 88
      He has plenty of power and spice. But pleasant and not too intrusive. For lovers of bittersweet chocolate a pleasure. You want to try that again and again. Caution is advised!
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finale is wonderfully medium to long and finely tuned. No dryness and no bitter end. Everything flatters chocolaty and sweet.
      You do not want to stop anymore.
      Dangerously tasty.

  2. Collegiate scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Nose-nice. Lots of spices. Some cereal and maltiness. Not super strong, but pleasant enough.

    Taste-starts off nice. The bourbon speaks more than the sherry, but it is tasty to start.

    Finish-turns bitter and weird. Sour grapefruit. Funky distillate?

    Not my cup of tea, but some may find this enjoyable.  Certainly glad I only did a sample, as the full bottle goes for $295 cdn locally.

  3. Mephisto scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Mephisto scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    A very strange one, but very good craftsmanship!
    • Nose
      A bit strange at the first glance. Smells a bit like milk and nut cake. A bit pepper, raisins, apple. Sourdough bread.
    • Taste
      A very unique taste, buttermilk. Mild honey herbs, not that sweet. A soft taste, but not weak. A hint of cognac.
    • Finish
      Dark oak, strong raw chocolate and coffee. Bitter in a nice way. Salty and mouthwatering, however, a bit dry afterwards.

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