Single Malt Scotch Tasters of Reno

Fine Whisky and Fine Friends

Sept 2016

This event was hosted by Jim and included two Scotches:

1st Tasting:  Balblair 02 (distilled 2002; 46%) - Highland ($63)

2nd Tasting:  The Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14 ($70)

Tasting Notes for:  Balblair 02

Color:  pale straw; green tea

Nose:  floral, vanilla, decay, phenolic, burnt butter, sweet citrus

Flavor:  spice, vanilla, peppery, sweet citrus, sharp, bitter

Finish:  heat, peppery, bitter, toffee, astringent, short to lingering/long

Comment:  So so; mediocre, not impressive; boring; nasty!

Score average:  72 (range 64 to 80)

1/9 said they would buy at $63

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