Balblair 1990 Islay Cask 1466 - peaty fruit
Nose: This is a very different dram than the 1997 , and that can bee deduced from a wee sniff : heavier and darker with BBQed pears, leather , some dried fruit in the form of crushed dates and , smoked… read more
Balblair 1997 (2012 ed) - highland fruit salad!
Nose: What a delight : vanilla, sweet honey, pineapple, banana peel , fruit and ginger candy.you can call it fruit salad madness , and you’d be right. so nice. honey, the aromas just scream out there… read more
Balblair 2000 - Come on-a my house!
As the late Rosemary Clooney sang: Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give you candy Come on-a my house, my house, I'm gonna give a you Apple a plum and apricot-a too eh Come on-a my house, my house… read more
Balblair 1997 - Complex 10 year old
Very bright golden appearance. The nose is very vibrant with bright oranges and lemons, followed by sweet fig and coconut. The nose is a BIT muted. The palate comes strong with sweet toffee, white pepper… read more
Nose: Starts rather floral with some flower petals, lavender, a bit of dirty, sort of earthy peaty undertone which makes it even nicer.Leafy, but also sweet, some exotic lychee and citrusy edge too. c… read more
Balblair 2002 - Young, fresh and summery
As I’ve mentioned in the last post about the 1975 vintage Balblair, another new vintage will be released shortly by the guys from Edderton: a much younger 2002 edition. Again, this one will be bottled at… read more
Balblair 1975 batch #2 - A grand dram.
Last week Balblair distillery has released a 2nd batch of their 1975 vintage. The new expression has been matured in American Ex-Sherry casks (rather than European ex-Sherry casks of batch #1 ) and is … read more
Balblair 2000 - A time and a place
Nose: There is loads of fruit up front: Golden apples, grapefruit and pineapple notes emerge first, wrapped in honey aromas. Over time the fruits turn tropical - mango and banana - with vanilla and bi… read more
Balblair 1997 - The Luxury Sweet
As is the story of so many Scotch whisky distilleries, ownership of the Balblair distillery has changed hands numerous times over the course of its existence. Founded in 1790, Inver House bought Balblair… read more
Balblair 1997 - Tropical dream of banana nut cream
Nose: Sweet banana nut bread, honey cream , milk chocolate Taste: Light smoke in Crisp mountain Air , spice to medium sweetness, banana cream pie , raisins drizzled with milk chocolate , smooth. Finish… read more