Balblair 05-year-old

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

Average value

€ 153,55

3 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 05-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.86 points

  1. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior


    very floral, grassy, ​​the first association is blends from the 70-80s, then lemonade with a lot of sugar, ripe apples, not too complicated, but also nothing bothers, vanilla, wet wood


    it is a bit peppery and it tells here about a young age, same as in the nose floral and grassy, vanilla, hard candy, maltiness,


    Short, feel hot and bitter, very oaky


    "Retro" whisky, would be great as a daily dram: 85/100

  2. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    N20 P22 F21 B21

  3. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    21 21 20 21 83

    light summer whisky for every day, and it's only 5 years old !!!

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 70 points Connoisseur

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Cast Olila scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

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


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