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Overall rating
89.75/100
votes
6
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
15.12.1986
Bottled
12.01.2017
Stated Age
30 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
12649
Number of bottles
48
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
12/01/17 170005
Barcode
5020613061774
Bottled for
Whisky Show Old & Rare, Glasgow
Added on
13 Feb 2017 7:09 pm by TomBx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 343,68

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6 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1986 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.75 points

  1. Allandale scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Delicious. 30 years old. Lovely.
    • Nose
      Rounded and polished with wax and a nutty background to start. Mushrooms, cedar and sultana. Lovely. Very nice. With water; light sherry tones will come, but also sweetness  like nougat.
    • Taste
      Soft and delicate, violet and lavender. Ripe fruits. Aroma spices.
    • Finish
      Lovely long and gentle, with some sweet dried fruit.

  2. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    https://www.whiskynotes.be/2017/balblair/balblair-1986-cask-12649-for-twe/Nose: Cantaloupe melons and lemons, orange zest, then also overripe banana. Muesli. Something of mint ganache. Damp wood – it oozes old warehouse. Underneath there are hints of yeasty dough and brass polish. Wet tobacco. Mouth: fresher, with bright oranges and lemons, lots of waxy notes, a little pine resin and growing spices. Pepper and liquorice. Still this minty edge. Not immensely complex, but really elegant. Finish: long, on stewed fruits, oak, nutmeg and eucalyptus.

    This Balblair fits the Whisky Show Old & Rare perfectly. It has this old-style je-ne-sais-quoi that is hard to find in modern whisky. Score: 90/100

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