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Balblair 15 Year Old Whisky

(70cl, 46%)

Balblair 15 Year Old

Balblair 15 Year Old Bottling Note

The relaunch of Balblair's core range in early 2019 saw the distillery say "So long!" to vintages and "Hello there!" to age statements. This particular expression is the Balblair 15 Year Old, which is initially matured in ex-bourbon casks before being moved over to first-fill Spanish oak butts. A deeper concentration of fruit notes compared to the 12 Year Old, and joined by some yummy chocolatey elements too.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Honey-covered apple, citrus freshness, coffee and walnut cake.

Palate Dried fruit and more apple, dark chocolate shavings, ginger.

Finish Curaçao orange, dried oak, caramelised dates.

Reviews for Balblair 15 Year Old
Balblair 15
I found this to very complex but suttle. Maybe a little fruitcake and spice. And i put at the top of my favorites.
James s , United States
26 days ago
Balblair're in for a treat!
Recently ordered the Balblair 15 alongwith a small 3cl sample bottle.
Haven't opened the big bottle yet, but if the sample is anything to go by, I'm in for a treat.
I am torn to recommend it too highly because there may not be enough left in stocks for me to buy again in future!
Beautiful combination of smells and flavours which excite the senses & palate.
A very well crafted, quality Scotch single malt whisky.
Master of Malt Customer
5 months ago
Excellent whisky
Tried this for the first time last evening and really enjoyed everything about it: the colour was good, the nose inviting and the flavour delicious. I was a bit concerned that a couple of the reviews had complained about the finish but I must say that I didn't find a problem at all. So much did I enjoy this dram that I've just ordered another bottle.
Robert S , United Kingdom
6 months ago
Truly Great Whisky
A great whisky. Truly a classic
Master of Malt Customer
10 months ago
Mixed emotions for me
I’ve been reserving judgment on this whisky for some months in the hope that my initial reaction which was not positive might mellow after a few drams. It has to a degree but when compared to my other malts it’s in the relegation zone. The main problem is the unpleasant aftertaste which another person has all ready pointed out. I get a rough spirit feel no smoothness. Nor do I get the mellowness touted for this whisky. It smells indistinct and I wonder if the whisky has suffered from being stored initially in a cold outhouse. It is reasonably priced and a little perseverance brings some rewards.
Duke of Burgundy , United Kingdom
one year ago
Spot on!
Fabulous dram, very drinkable but with a good level of depth on the palate. Great value for money.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
I really wanted to like this whisky . . . . . . . BUT!
So far . . . . wonderful reviews of this dram and I have always been curious about Balblair, I decided to splash out on this but sadly this is BY FAR the worst 15 Year Old Whisky I have ever tried. The nose is wonderful but the finish . . . UGH . . . is just pure harsh spirit (even with a little water). There is nothing interesting or complex about this dram and at almost £70 that is an utter disgrace. To think I can buy TWO bottle of Johnny Walker Green Label (which is also 15 Year Old) for less than a single bottle of this leaves me feeling like I have made a very bad choice, needless to say that I definitely won't be wasting my money on this ever again.
Nick D , United Kingdom
one year ago
A mouthful of fabulous
Stunning for the price. Apricot, vanilla and a tingle of sherry
Mk , United Kingdom
one year ago
Rich Apricot Full Mouth Of Pleasure
Stunning. Beyond exceptional for the price.
Master of Malt Customer
one year ago
Very reasonably priced. Will be a regular in my cupboard.
Very smooth. Several interesting but distinct flavours. Leaves you wanting more.
Michael F , United Kingdom
2 years ago

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