Balblair 1991 3rd Release
Balblair // Highlands, Scotland
This third release of a 1991 vintage single malt from Balblair was announced in January 2018. It matured for 24 years in American oak before finishing its aging in first-fill Spanish oak butts for an additional three years. Bottled at 46% ABV.
Single MaltDistilled 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 TypeAmerican oak & first-fill Spanish oak butts
"The nose for Balblair 1991 3rd Release is very elegant with plenty of subtleties, a hint of furniture polish and a distinct fruitiness. Lots of apples and dried apricots, as well as lemon zest and oranges. Plenty of sweetness from honey and beeswax. Some very subtle spices, mainly cinnamon. The palate showcases a nice interplay between citrus fruits, sweetness, and spices. Hints of grapefruit and lemon, as well as honey, cloves and black pepper. Excellent whisky with a flavor profile that you just don't get at a younger age. "