Balblair 2003

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Balblair 2003
70cl / 46%
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery Bottling
A distillery-bottled Balblair from the 2003 vintage. Long known to blenders as a category 'A' malt, Balblair was relaunched in 2007 and releases whiskies by vintage rather than by age.
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CountryScotlandRegionHighlandBottlerDistillery BottlingVintage2003
Tasting Notes:
Tasting Notes by Billy A

Nose: Soft and sweet, with heather meadows and some honeysuckle. Poached pear, crunchy apples, cream and a hint of sharpness.

Palate: Sweet and malty, with some lemon zest sharpness up front. Softens in the mouth to reveal more crushed malt, some light cream and a touch of sharp apple. Darker woody notes sit behind, with resin and clove.

Finish: Gentle and woody, with new oak, rolled oats, soft spice, apple skin and some creaminess.

Comment: A light dram with more depth than it at first seems - behind the gentle creamy character are some more spicy and woody notes that add complexity without making things too heavy.

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