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Balblair 1993

Overall rating
89.29/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
1993
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
American Oak Cask
Casknumber
3433
Number of bottles
204
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Royal Mile Whiskies Exclusive
Added on
04 Nov 2016 7:21 am by Dominique69
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162,99

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9 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1993

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.29 points

  1. ctu scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Complex and refined Balblair. Super.
    • Nose
      Refined and floral. Honey, apple, vanilla and citruses.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Vanilla, apple, flowers, honey, citruses, banana, marzipan, oak and pepper.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy, oaky, fruity.

  2. schero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Angus MacRaild @ Whiskyfun.com
    http://www.whiskyfun.com/2017/Balblair-Old-and-New.html

  3. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A classic Balblair. 
    • Nose
      Orange  blossom, lily of the valley,lemon curd and some vanilla behind. At the end: a nutty edge develops  together with dry sweetgrass and apple.
    • Taste
      Floral and exotic. Frangipani blossom and hot house aromas. With some light lemon barley water, vanilla ice cream and almond milk.
    • Finish
      A little bit of a chewy texture, balance by a light oaky grip. Middle long aftertaste. Low cask influence  but very good maturity.

  4. Dominique69 did not rate this whisky Moderator

    Official Tasting Notes
    Nose: Gentle and rounded with aromas of honey and vanilla complemented with oak and fruity-apple.
    Palate: Spicy with fruity notes of banana, chocolate, creamy vanilla and a slight oaky bitterness rounded off with a warm, smooth, lingering finish with hints of spice, honey and leather.

    Royal Mile Staff Tasting Notes
    Nose: Initially very bourbon like with notes of vanilla, freshly sawn wood, then gets a little less oaky with sugared almonds, green apples and lemon curd. With water there’s sherbet lemons, green apple skins and cut grass
    Palate: Lots of vanilla at first giving way to something sherbet like and effervescent which brings Refesher sweets to mind. Adding water brings a more creamy, fuller mouthfeel and the addition of marzipan and nougat. The finish is quite dry, peppery and oaky.
    Overall: Very spritely for its age and full of complexity.

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