70cl / 46%
- Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
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- Christmas Cake
Balblair 1999 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Nose: Cherry cola, chocolate covered caramel, raisins, bread pudding and Garibaldi biscuits. There are darker leathery touches behind that as well as more green, herbal notes around the edges. Water brings out zesty lemon and sherbet notes.
Palate: Soft, fruity and spicy, combining hints of tropical fruit with milk chocolate and black pepper. At first it seems to be light and sweet, but weightier notes appear at the back of the palate, with layers of spice and elegant fruit.
Finish: Sharp apples, spicy cinnamon and more Garibaldi biscuits.
Comment: A game of two halves, with elegant and fruity Balblair backed up rich, dark and spicy notes thanks to a two year finish in sherry casks.
Appearance: Balblair 1999 2nd release is copper in appearance with flecks of sparkling bronze.
Aroma: The American oak, ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak, ex-sherry butts used for maturation impart the signature Balblair aromas of honey and green apples, as well as notes of rich, fruity Christmas cake with a hint of spice, citrus fruits and vanilla
Palate: On the palate it is full bodied, sweet and spicy in character, with hints of honey, vanilla and leather.
Finish: The finish is warm, smooth and long-lasting.