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Balblair 2005

Overall rating
81.54/100
votes
69
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
1st Release
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/066 R17/50 80 1B
Barcode
5010509880596
Added on
09 Jul 2017 3:34 pm by Dragon
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 56.95

6 × in wishlist

69 × member ratings

144 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Balblair 2005

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.54 points

  1. Alois scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Very nice balanced malt. Not everyone will like the sweetness of the wheat. But all in all, very fresh and tasty
    • Nose
      Sweet. Reminds me of Arran 10. Apple ... really good. Minimal smoke. Candy fragrance
    • Taste
      Bourbon comes out clearly. Beautiful oak paired with sweet wheat. Soft and round.
    • Finish
      Medium. Dry wheat sweetener.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Young, fresh and easy to drink Balblair.
    • Nose
      82 82
      Fruits, honey, citruses, vanilla and milk caramel.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Creamy. Fruits, honey, citruses, pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium, spicy, bittersweet.

  3. mauricehuckriede scored this whisky 51 points Newbie

    sharp, not great.
    not smoky
    easy

  4. matfrl scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  5. keba9591 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. maltaholic scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    Very bright for its 12 years. Fresh barrels?

    It smells spicy, unlike I know Balblair.
    The wood in the background, behind a wall made of juniper, bay leaves and alcohol.

    Weak and watery in the mouth, pungent aromas.
    Simply uncomfortable.
    I leave it too.

    Not my case...

  7. gooos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      81 81

  9. Joe Karacho scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A sweet-fruity, to the end dry Bourbon Balblair with a good PL ratio, to Nebenbeiwegsüffeln thoroughly recommended
    • Nose
      Apple strudel with cream, vanilla and some oak
    • Taste
      Caramelised apples and pears, fresh hay, oak
    • Finish
      Dry, medium-long, oak, with fine-sour fruit sweetness

  10. Dave0707 scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
      Some sour dish, a light smoky touch, typical bourbon-cask-vanilla, caraway seed, green apple
    • Taste
      79 79
      First sweet - then becoming sour, vanilla, green apple,
    • Finish
      81 81
      Oaky, long, vanilla is still here but bitter

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