Balblair 1990 2nd Release

Single Malt

Balblair // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    96
  • Avg. Rating

    4.57
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 94 )

Located in the Scottish Highlands, Balblair is a distillery that was established in 1790 by John Ross. They are known for their vintage releases, bottling only what was distilled in the year on the label. The second round for this vintage was aged in a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks and 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/ex-sherry

Tasting Notes

"This silky smooth Scotch has a lot going on - tart berry fruits, dark chocolate, marzipan, sweet pipe tobacco, baking spices, black pepper, even a touch of root beer. The bourbon casks lends just the right amount of leather to tie everything together. It's complex, but it's also tidy and easy to get along with, finishing smooth and strong."

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