Balblair 1991 1st Release

Single Malt

Balblair // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    82
  • Avg. Rating

    3.8
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 5 )

Among the oldest distilleries in Scotland, Balblair was founded by John Ross in 1790, although the distillery has moved since its conception, with the current distillery standing just outside Tain. The unique packaging of the Balblair bottlings was designed in 2007 by Curious Group Glasgow. This vintage single malt whisky was aged in American oak and bottled in 2009.

  • 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
    American white oak

Tasting Notes

"A golden whisky, the nose opens with a rising sun over a grassy paddock with tart fruit dipped in lemon juice. Vanilla and honey make an appearance in the background, content to have a small influence as apples and cinnamon take over the end of the nose. The palate has wood, slightly smoked with an aftertaste of vanilla and fudge. This mingles with a light touch of pineapple and green fruits. The finish gives a tingling mouthfeel with a bit of fudge and tart apple slices."

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