- Single Malt
- Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
- Bottling serie
- Pure Highland Malt
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 57.0 % Vol.
- 750 ml
- 100 Proof
- Added on
- 12 Jul 2009 5:00 pm
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21 × member ratings
16 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Balblair 10-year-old GM
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.00 points
- Tasted it together with the 10y 57% GM. Great stuff really. Beautiful sherry.
- Delicious. It's a blockbuster of a whisky: powerful, dark and rather bitter. Everything fits together perfectly though, that's what makes this a great whisky.
Intense, powerful and complex. There is wet soil, pine needle, dunnage warehouse, old leather, prune, raisin, orange juice, tobacco, liquorice root, bitter chocolate, moist wood and a wee note of smoke and eucalyptus.
Full-bodied and slightly hot and bitter without water. With water, it's much better. The palate stays rather dark, with prune, raisin and dark cherry, dark chocolate, leather, a puff of smoke, liquorice root, moist oak, some fresh and bitter note of orange zest and bitter but warming spices.
Long, warming and rather bitter (but pleasantly). The spices and dark chocolate dominate, followed by earthy notes, smoke and some dried dark fruit.
- A lot of flavours and layers in this one. It is quite complex even though it is only 10 years old. This all together makes it a very interesting whisky. It really needs a few drops of water, this improves the whisky significantly. It becomes more friendly.
Dark chocolate and raisins. Leather, shoe polish and linoleum, but all in a good way. Very heavy nutmeg. A bit of freshness from lemon and orange. When you add water it becomes more fruity, and then mainly dark fruits. The nutmeg is now less intense, there is some cinnamon in the background and it is sweeter than before, honey and ginger. Also some oak and wax.
The nutmeg is back, dark and bitter chocolate, a feint hint of lemon. Then mocha and coffee beans, it’s quite bitter. When adding water: Herbals and Earl Grey tea appear, then cherries.
This is a very long finish with hints of nutmeg, cacao and with water honey too.