Balblair 2000 1st Release

Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

Tasted July 30, 2017
4.0 out of 5 stars
This scotch is a cut above the usual 10-12 year Highland malts, which blur together in my mind. It has a country breakfast basket of scents: apple, malt, jasmine, honey, and vanilla. The taste is sweet pomegranate and apple, and some wheat beer, cereal grain combination. The finish is sweet but has some traces of smoke or rubber, almost as if there's a tiny bit of peat drying to the malt. It's not hugely complex, mostly just sweet, kind of a classic "session" scotch. Still, it's solidly ahead of Glenmorangie Original or others in the same weight class.