Balblair 1989 2nd Release

Single Malt

Balblair // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    93
  • Avg. Rating

    4.23
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 29 )

Distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2011 (which makes this a 22 year old whisky), this vintage dated Highland whisky is aged in 2nd fill ex-bourbon barrels. This is the second release of this vintage with the previous release being a few years younger. As with all Balblair expressions, this whisky is all natural color and non chill-filtered.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    43.0
  • 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

"The aroma is filled with dark tea and fresh fruit such as orange and apricot, though the intensity is low. What came to mind as the whisky was tasted was a salted caramel apple dusted with crushed walnuts. The length on the finish is satisfying and what you should expect with a 20+ year old whisky. "

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