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Bailie Nicol Jarvie 8 Year Old

Gold Medal (BFB) Bang for Buck

0 592

@ApolloReview by @Apollo

7th Mar 2011

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  • Nose
    22
  • Taste
    23
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    24
  • Overall
    92

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This scotch is only available in Australia from one re-sellor. It's scarcity makes it quite unknown amongst the considered dram drinkers down under. However this whisky, hands down, rates as the gold medal winner for the absolute bang for your buck award, BFB!

Glenmorangrie still owns this famous blend and like the JW Green is basically a vatted malt, 60% of its blend is single malt! I love this little gem as a first pour and last pour, its that good! Do yourself a favour a try for yourself.

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5 comments

@WhiskyNotes
WhiskyNotes commented

I'm guessing your score was influenced more by the BFB consideration than by the intrinsic quality of the whisky?

Try to add a flavour description next time, otherwise it's hard to relate to your review.

8 years ago 0

rogerdodger commented

This really is a fantastic whisky, malt or blend. Jim Murray has reviewed it and is a self-professed fan giving it 95 pts. Ralfy loves it. Me too. I always have a bottle of this open. Along with Black Bottle 10,iIt is my only non-single malt bottle. It stands proudly beside a 26 yo Tamdhu and a Springbank 12 CS! A must-have or at least a must-have-tried in my opinion.

8 years ago 0

@AboutChoice
AboutChoice commented

Bailie Nicol Jarvie 8 is indeed a blend, and not a vatted malt. And @rogerdodger, your pitch and additional info is most compelling.

But still no one has offered a hint as to what this malt is like, so here is at least the writeup from TheWhiskyExchange:

"A great blend produced by Glenmorangie - a delicate balance of sweet Speyside, aromatic Highland and peaty Islay malt whiskies blended with only the finest grain whisky"

It looks like this whisky is quite cheap and is at least available in the UK and in Spain, but unfortunately, probably not in North America.

8 years ago 0

rogerdodger commented

OK. Here is my take on BNJ. It contains Glenmorangie, Glen Moray as well as other malts and around 40% wonderful grain (North British?). The nose is floral, citrus and grassy - think Glenmorangie with a fizz. Palate - tight barley, very tight. Lovely mouthfeel. Citrus buzz. Finish, medium but lingering. Vanilla, citrus and more of the barley tang. Wonderful and very drinkable.

8 years ago 0

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