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Private Collection Balblair 1973 Tasting notes and reviews

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Private Collection Balblair 1973

Brand
Private Collection
Expression
Balblair 1973
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
1973
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.com
Availability
Europe, Asia and selected whisky outlets worldwide

Michael Jackson

92
Nose
Youthfully acetic with a whiff of spirit above gentle smoke (bbq?) and a cereal base. Some caramel. Honey?
Palate
Quite light and dry at first; then surprisingly rich and gingery. Gingerbread.
Finish
Mild. Lovely late smoke development.
Comment
Elegant and uncomplicated. Refreshing and appetising. Hides its 50% ABV very well.

Arthur Motley

80
Nose
Lots of sherry, wood polish, tiramisu, tobacco and cinnamon toast.
Palate
Coffee drunk through a snorkel mask.
Finish
Bitter chocolate.
Comment
A sherry beast with rubbery horns. A drink to be chewed rather than sipped. It caught me in the right mood and I liked it.
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