Balblair 1989
3rd Release

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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Customer Rating
The third release of Balblair's popular 1989 vintage whisky, sitting in the middle of their range of dated drams. The strength has been upped to 46% from 43% for the previous release, giving this edition a little more oomph and flavour intensity. A very drinkable dram indeed.
Distillery Bottling


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Clove Clove
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Raisins Raisins
  • Lemon Lemon
  • Apple Apple
  • Banana Banana

Balblair 1989 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    Appearance: Mid-amber with honey-gold highlights.

    Aroma: Full-bodied with raisin, green apple and hints of banana and lemon.

    Palate: Raisins and fruits with a rich spiciness.

    Finish: Long, complex and ultimately smooth.

3 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    4 April 2017

    Oh yeah, 23 yo bourbon aged scotch. Balblair is one of my new discoveries and I cannot believe I haven't jumped on this before. This stuff is sublime. Like spicy vanilla ice cream.

  • Scotch Fan 31 January 2014

    Awards for this dram: Gold Medal - Scotch Single Malt - Highland - at the 2013 International Wine & Spirit Competition. Bronze Medal - Premium - 2013 Malt Maniacs Awards. One last comment: Balblair, in my very personal opinion, is the Highland counterpart of what Macallan of Speyside was once: smooth, unadulterated, full of character and distinct in every imaginable way. Thank you Balblair.

  • Scotch Fan 31 January 2014

    Distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2012, making this fabulous dram 23 YO. Matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Very smooth dram with significantly creamy body to it, rich and sweet with distinct cereal and vanilla notes; vibrant and interesting as opposed to many drams that are sweet and dull. Un-chillfiltered and natural color, like the rest of Balblairs, quite incredible dram and great value. 91/100