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Balblair 1999

Overall rating
85.67/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
3rd Release
Vintage
1999
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Sherry & American Oak Cask Matured
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5010509800938
Added on
09 Jul 2017 2:12 pm by Dragon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 104,26

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57 × member ratings

155 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. praisethepasta scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Very pleasant, rich and round whisky with a lot of flavour, which makes up for the lack of complexity
    • Nose
      86 86
      ripe fruit (plums, apricot, orange), sherry, cake, marzipan, and after some 15 minutes: red ripe apples. adding water brings out a mineral note
    • Taste
      83 83
      soft arrival, but quickly followed by a lot of fruity notes - again the plums, apples, oranges and apricot are evident, with just a very shy delicate note of woodbitter in the back. This is elevated a bit once you add water as it becomes a bit more sharp overall.
    • Finish
      85 85
      rather long, a bit of a sharp nip, ending in a soft dry note of nuts and wood

  3. Bj0rnp1 scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    09-02-2019
    • Nose
      73 73
      sherry
    • Taste
      75 75
      sherry, vanilla, oak
    • Finish
      75 75
      sherry, vanilla, oak

  4. HammerHead scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A pretty quaffable dram, but nothing too special considering this is either a 17 or 18 year old bottling.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Dried apricots, peach, currants, milk chocolate, sherry, a light sour note, a mild soapiness (lavender), earl grey tea, some clove and a whiff of aniseed.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sherry, sweet and sour white wine, apricots, bitter oranges and mild cocoa, also some peppery spiciness and quite tannic.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium length, mainly bitter tea, tobacco and tannic like wood spices but nothing too astringent.

  5. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      oranges galore plus some dried fruits, mostly apricots, light honey, slightly grassy, rather flora (flowers)l, slightly solventy (bourbon). hints of vanilla
    • Taste
      89 89
      oranges, fruit tart, slightly nutty, hints of parsley.
      white dessert wine. nicely balanced.
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium to long, becoming a little tea-ish

  6. The Macallan scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A nice version of Balblair
    • Nose
      Aromatic, vanilla like sweetness, fruity (apple), gentle on the nose with new wood and touch of sherry
    • Taste
      Soft, tasty, vanilla, spiced candy and wood
    • Finish
      A lovely gentle spicy finish with a touch of fruit

  7. EJS scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. chlinatele did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes from Balblair

    AppearanceThe third release of Balblair Vintage 1999 is polished copper in colour. 

    AromaThe aroma is intriguingly spicy with a warming layer of soaked raisins. Seasoned fruit cake and oily orange peel perfume the mid tones with elegant energy. Understated chords of green apple and creamy vanilla custard follow while a hint of leather adds darkness and weight in an impeccable balancing act.

    PalateOn the palate mature chocolate and toffee sweetness forms a firm and rounded base for the complexity of dried fruits, ground exotic spices, fragrant orchard and set honey. 

    FinishFlavours cascade richly into the long and rewarding finish with gingerbread spice and autumn fruit galore.

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