Balblair 2000 1st Release
Balblair // Highlands, Scotland
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.
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 Type1st fill American oak
"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. "