Not a member? - Register and login now.
All registered users can read our entire magazine archive.

Balblair 16

All your whisky related questions answered here.
Related whiskies : Balblair 16 Years Old

Balblair 16

Postby Nibnub » Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:44 am

Hi guys!!

I just got a bottle of Balblair 16. Do you have any comments about this whisky and what kind of suprise is waiting for me, when I open this lovely bottle...?

Cheers...

:D
Nibnub
New member
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:56 pm
Location: Sweden

Postby Frodo » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:34 am

My sense is that if you like Balvinie or Glenmorangie, you'll like this one...
Frodo
Triple Gold Member
 
Posts: 2472
Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 2:22 pm
Location: Toronto, Ontario

Postby Bullie » Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:18 am

Just a wee note on the dram...

Balblair 16 yo (OB) 40%

Nose: Sherry. Very floral, orchids. Candy, fudge and milk chocolate. Ginger.
Palate: Round and full body. Malty and sweet. Chocolate notes. Salty.
Finish: Medium long. Malty and coating. Creamy. Salt.
Comments: Defenately a dessert. This dram with a chocolatecake would be niiiice...
Score: 82
Bullie
Gold Member
 
Posts: 638
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:47 pm

Postby Nibnub » Thu Nov 23, 2006 2:47 pm

Thanx guys, it souds interesting. I like both Balvenie and Glenmorangie, so this should be a good one...
Nibnub
New member
 
Posts: 13
Joined: Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:56 pm
Location: Sweden

Postby kallaskander » Fri Nov 24, 2006 9:39 am

Hi there,

Balblair is a Northern Highland malt a neighbour of Glenmorangie but very different. More body mor oomph and much drier and more in the Highland style then the Speyside style of Glenmorangie. There are some coastal aromas in Balblair as well.

It did win one of the various international spirits competitons with gold or best in class or whatever.
Anyway it has potential to become one of the bigger malts.

Greetings
kallaskander
kallaskander
Double Gold Member
 
Posts: 1119
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 12:47 pm
Location: Heddesheim, Germany

Postby Wendy » Fri Nov 24, 2006 6:28 pm

Bullie wrote:Just a wee note on the dram...

Balblair 16 yo (OB) 40%

Nose: Sherry. Very floral, orchids. Candy, fudge and milk chocolate. Ginger.
Palate: Round and full body. Malty and sweet. Chocolate notes. Salty.
Finish: Medium long. Malty and coating. Creamy. Salt.
Comments: Defenately a dessert. This dram with a chocolatecake would be niiiice...
Score: 82


Great notes, Bullie.

I have also wanted to try the Balblair 16 yo. It is good to read the comments. At the Toronto Tasting Tower, I sampled the Balblair 24 yo. It was one tasting, but I know I quite enjoyed it. Bullie, out of curiousity, how would you describe the 16 yo colour/appearance? I think I described the 24 yo as "rich, golden-honey."

Cheers,
Wendy
Wendy
Gold Member
 
Posts: 704
Joined: Sun May 08, 2005 2:17 am
Location: Ontario, Canada

Postby Bullie » Fri Nov 24, 2006 7:48 pm

Wendy wrote:
Bullie wrote:Just a wee note on the dram...

Balblair 16 yo (OB) 40%

Nose: Sherry. Very floral, orchids. Candy, fudge and milk chocolate. Ginger.
Palate: Round and full body. Malty and sweet. Chocolate notes. Salty.
Finish: Medium long. Malty and coating. Creamy. Salt.
Comments: Defenately a dessert. This dram with a chocolatecake would be niiiice...
Score: 82


Great notes, Bullie.

I have also wanted to try the Balblair 16 yo. It is good to read the comments. At the Toronto Tasting Tower, I sampled the Balblair 24 yo. It was one tasting, but I know I quite enjoyed it. Bullie, out of curiousity, how would you describe the 16 yo colour/appearance? I think I described the 24 yo as "rich, golden-honey."

Cheers,
Wendy


Thanks Wendy. Full gold would be appropriate I think. But as with taste, colours are quite individual. Perhaps some would call it amber.

If you have the chance, try the 38yo Balblair OB. It's one amazing dram. :D I have no notes on that one though. Just enjoyed it 3 or 4 times...

And I agree with kallaskander:
Anyway it has potential to become one of the bigger malts.
Bullie
Gold Member
 
Posts: 638
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2005 1:47 pm

Related whiskies : Balblair 16 Years Old

Return to Questions & Answers

Whisky gift and present finder