Balblair 2000 1st Release

Single Malt

Balblair // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    89
  • Avg. Rating

    3.5
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 22 )

This vintage dated whisky was released initially in July 2010. It has since been re-released so check your labels; the whiskies will vary with each release. This is aged in 1st fill American oak and is all natural color and non chill-filtered. This bottling replaces the inaugural 1997 vintage which was also around 10 years of age.

  • age
  • 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
    1st fill American oak

Tasting Notes

"Much like the 1997, apples and pears are observed, but there is a pinch of salt as well. Unlike its predecessor, there is a slightly smoked wood aspect from the char on the 1st fill barrels utilized. More influence from the barrels is discovered on the palate with coconut and vanilla. This is a very tidy and tasty dram particularly when you take price into account. "

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Vanilla