Balblair 1983 1st Release

Single Malt

Balblair // Highlands , Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    97
  • Avg. Rating

    4.55
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 30 )

Since 2007, Balblair distillery in the Scottish Highlands has been releasing each of their whiskeys as a separate vintage. While many of their whiskies are aged in a combination of casks, the 1983 vintage is matured exclusively in ex-bourbon barrels. It is non-chill filtered.

  • age
    NAS
  • 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
    ex-bourbon

Tasting Notes

"1983 is often thought of as a year synonymous with excess. This is as whisky that has interesting stories to tell, with flashes of elegance. Delicate burnt orange, baked apple and cedar notes play into malted chocolate, caramel and toffee. The finish is long and spicy, just like a good story about that time at the Palladium VIP room with Warhol, Jagger and Bowie."

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