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Single Malts of Scotland Balblair 40 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Single Malts of Scotland Balblair 40 Years Old

Brand
Single Malts of Scotland
Expression
Balblair 40 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
40 years old
Abv
42.80%
Produced at
Whisky Exchange ~ Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.thewhiskyexchange.com
Availability
www.thewhiskyexchange.com

Martine Nouet

85
Nose
Musty. Apples and pears drying on racks. A hint of crystallised violet. Then a more earthy profile. Wet pine needles. Dead leaves.
Palate
Fresh but mellow. Lots of honey. Roasted almonds. Currants and dried apricots. Candied pineapple. Spices take over fruit.
Finish
Long, lingering, warm. Star anise, drying out on an oaky edge.
Comment
Old and complex but keeping fit. A rich character, to be enjoyed right now.

Dave Broom

80
Nose
Everything here is pastel-shaded: flowers, Edinburgh rock, apple cake, grass, ginger. Well balanced. Highly oily, suggesting good age almost into varnish, old book shop, dried fruit, beeswax.
Palate
A little disappointing after such an excellent nose. Like many old whiskies it has a fragility to it. Tannins a little high. The fungal depth of old Cognac.
Finish
Long, tannic then fades quickly.
Comment
Highly perfumed. This needs time to open. Worth a look. Good price!
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