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Balblair 05-year-old

Overall rating
78.75/100
votes
11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
05 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
Clear rectangular bottle
Bottled for
Importato da Spirit S.p.A. Genova
Added on
12 Jul 2009 5:04 pm

Average value

€ 146,62

2 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 05-year-old

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.75 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      69 69
    • Finish
      71 71

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

    Balblair is one of my favourite distilleries and along with Glen Grant 5 year this probably was downed by the bucket loads in Italy where many like there whisky young.

    For me it is a poor example of Balblair and cannot figure out why it was ever popular.

    It actually reminded me of a young grain whisky recommended by a certain Mr Beckham.

    Even for 40% it is quite weak but the more you have the more the sweet fruit is evident which brings up the score for me.
    • Nose
      Light and creamy on pear and melon with marshmallow and buttercream.

      On the negative side there is a little white wine vinegar and furniture polish.
    • Taste
      Light and spirit but also dry and bland.

      Cardboardy but luckily after a while some fruit emerges on slightly bitter apple and a touch of gooseberry.
    • Finish
      Longer than I was expecting in between short & medium finishes on cream notes.

  3. Feusi did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    A rare young Balblair bottled in the 1980s in a flat bottle with a label emphasising the distillery`s (then) connections with Ballantine`s blend. TWE

  4. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. Cast Olila scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      73 73

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