- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- 3rd Release
- Sherry & American Oak Cask Matured
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 09 Jul 2017 2:12 pm by Dragon
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Whisky Reviews for Balblair 1999
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.67 points
- Very pleasant, rich and round whisky with a lot of flavour, which makes up for the lack of complexity
ripe fruit (plums, apricot, orange), sherry, cake, marzipan, and after some 15 minutes: red ripe apples. adding water brings out a mineral note
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.
rather long, a bit of a sharp nip, ending in a soft dry note of nuts and wood
sherry, vanilla, oak
sherry, vanilla, oak
- A pretty quaffable dram, but nothing too special considering this is either a 17 or 18 year old bottling.
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.
Sherry, sweet and sour white wine, apricots, bitter oranges and mild cocoa, also some peppery spiciness and quite tannic.
Medium length, mainly bitter tea, tobacco and tannic like wood spices but nothing too astringent.
oranges galore plus some dried fruits, mostly apricots, light honey, slightly grassy, rather flora (flowers)l, slightly solventy (bourbon). hints of vanilla
oranges, fruit tart, slightly nutty, hints of parsley.
white dessert wine. nicely balanced.
medium to long, becoming a little tea-ish
- A nice version of Balblair
Aromatic, vanilla like sweetness, fruity (apple), gentle on the nose with new wood and touch of sherry
Soft, tasty, vanilla, spiced candy and wood
A lovely gentle spicy finish with a touch of fruit
- 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.