Balblair 18 Year

Single Malt

Balblair // Highlands, Scotland

community rating

4.13
4 out of 5 stars
( 14 )

Launching in April 2019 in select markets, owner Inver House Distillers has revamped its Balblair portfolio replacing its vintage releases with age statement versions.

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The 18 year ages in American oak ex-bourbon and is then finished in first-fill Spanish oak sherry butts.

Launching in April 2019 in select markets, owner Inver House Distillers has revamped its Balblair portfolio replacing its vintage releases with age statement versions. The 18 year ages in American oak ex-bourbon and is then finished in first-fill Spanish oak sherry butts. Bottled at natural color with no chill filtration at 46% ABV.

  • age
    18 Year
  • Cost
  • abv
    46.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type
    American oak ex-bourbon, finished in first-fill Spanish oak sherry butts

Tasting Notes

"The Balblair 18 hits all the right notes for a well-aged Highland Scotch whisky, combining oak and vanilla with developed notes of leather, dates, and cigar wrapper. It finishes with a touch of salinity and a hint of nutmeg, an excellent sipper that doesn't disappoint."

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