Balblair 1993

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
23 years old
American Oak Cask
Number of bottles
53.2 % Vol.
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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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1993

3 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. 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.

  3. 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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