Balblair 1990
2nd Release

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balblair 1990 / 2nd Release
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The second release of 1990 vintage Balblair. Long known to blenders as a category 'A' malt, Balblair is a terrific malt whisky worthy of the renewed attention its 2007 makeover and thrilling vintage releases have bestowed.
Distillery Bottling
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Ginger Ginger
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Cherry Cherry
  • Oil Oil
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Stewed Fruit Stewed Fruit

Balblair 1990 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Thick caramel, dusty milk chocolate, real maraschino cherries and a touch of darker oily notes.

    Palate: Spiced, stewed apple, with ginger and cinnamon. Turkish delight covered in dark chocolate, candied lemon and dark fruit cake. Water smooths out any bumps, revealing tropical fruit and delicate citrus notes.

    Finish: Dark chocolate, bitter lemon pith, soft apples and gentle spice.

    Comment: This has spent more than a year finishing in sherry casks and you can tell. It combines the orchard fruit and gentle richness of traditional boubon-cask-matured Balblair with something a bit heavier, creating an excellent dram.

7 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    4 April

    I am a recent Balblair convert and have been buying and trying a lot of their whiskies. Their more standard straight bourbon aged expressions are all just heavenly. And this one with the extra olorso finish is my favorite so far. Still the great vanilla form the bourbon, but now with fruity spice. Oh yeah!

  • 5
    18 March

    Touch of turpentine on the nose and wonderful oily texture. Very well balanced and mellow.

  • 5
    25 October 2016

    One of the best single malts I've tried, and one of the most affordable 25 yo in the market. Sweet, balanced, delicate, absolutely enjoyable. Balblair never ever deceives.

  • 5
    8 February 2016

    Smooth smooth smooth. A really enjoyable whisky that is almost to easy to drink.

  • 4
    6 August 2015

    Has a nose to die for, lots of fruit layers and sherry complexity. The neat palate is a little hot and spicy but thankfully it takes plenty of water.

  • 5
    15 April 2015

    Not my usual fare, tend to stick with peaty islays. Think I''ve found my new favourite!

  • 5
    25 November 2014

    So smooth. Dont usually go for this finish but this is cracking.