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Overall rating
84.73/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Mellow Drama
Vintage
11.05.2005
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Custom Virgin Oak Barrel
Casknumber
70.16
Number of bottles
198
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Apr 2017 10:36 am by TomBx
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 193.94

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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005 SMWS 70.16

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.73 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N: Icing sugar, fruity shampoo, active vanilla wood and spirity floral notes. It’s remarkably [perhaps], Balblair-like which is pleasing.
    T: It’s not prickly but it is perky with a taut sweetness.
    F: Moves to sweet grey mash - think buckwheat pancake mix. Desirable sweet-bitter edge.
    C: I find this more preferable to the latest official bottlings [2000-2005 vintages] - given it’s rounder and less stark. Blog.

    Scores a C+

  2. mandragoru did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS tasting notes:

    Let’s start with honey on toast, vanilla pods, gentle spices and ripe tropical fruits – mango and blood oranges. All with Weetabix breakfast cereal, brown sugar and cream. Naughty! The taste is dreamy, creamy and mellow fruit salad with a subtle vanilla custard. Nice! Add water for aromas of ginger biscuits, heady hothouse floral notes, oranges and limes, pineapple cube sweets and a crème brulee. Take a sip and it is thick, creamy rich and textured. Sweet but balanced, with black tea and black pepper.

    DRINKING TIP: Enjoy it with jazz! Yes, jazz. And good company.  

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