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Balblair 2000 2nd release bottled 2017

The Balblair witch project

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WReview by @Wierdo

14th Dec 2018


Balblair 2000 2nd release bottled 2017
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Bottle has been open about 6 weeks. Is 2/3 full and diminishing fast! This likes a little water imo. Not too much. 1/2 a teaspoon in a 50ml pour.


Some sherry notes. Dried fruits, Orange flavoured boiled sweets, hot chocolate, bees wax, green apples. Something that I couldn't place and then it just came to me, I get a whiff of this instant porridge my mum would sometimes buy when I was a kid growing up in the 80s. The porridge was horrible but it smelled really nice and creamy. Don't you love it when a smell from a whisky transports you somewhere you'd long forgotten!. Really lovely nose.


It's not as sweet on the palate as it is on the nose. Initially salty and dry then ginger biscuits, flapjacks, pear drops, digestive biscuits, (just biscuits generally). Quite a thin mouthfeel but it fills the mouth with flavour.


Finish is long and sour, with some tannins.

This is a great whisky. A real interesting characterful highlander.

Reminds me of the Ben Nevis 10 a bit, but more sophisticated.

It's a toss up between this and the Springbank 15 for my favourite new whisky I've had this year.

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RianC commented

Sounds lovely @Wierdo. Still yet to try Balblair but it does appeal.

As for the breakfast thing - do you mean Ready Brek? I have similar memories of being force fed that cardboard masquerading as cereal!

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Wierdo commented

@RianC Ready brek. Yes that's the stuff. I'd forgotten what it was called. Disgusting stuff. I'll stick to my golden syrup flavoured oats so simple thanks!

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