70cl 46% abv Highland
Balblair 1991 Description
This Highland single malt from Balblair was distilled in 1991 and matured for 24 years in American ex-bourbon oak casks and finished for two years in first-fill Spanish oak butts. This 3rd release of the 1991 vintage was bottled in 2017 at a strength of 46% abv, free from chill filtration and colouring.The nose is complex with rich citrus and vanilla, toffee, chocolate, honey and winter spices with a touch of apricot and liquorice. The palate is classic Balblair: citrus fruits, rich creamy chocolate, layers of stewed apples and pears atop Christmas pudding and hot vanilla sauce. The finish brings lively orange notes with toasted coconut and rich caramel.
Balblair was founded in 1790, making it one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and the oldest in the Highlands. Its name translates from Scots Gaelic as 'battlefield'.