Balblair 1990 2nd Release

  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 46%

5 (12 Reviews)

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.

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Reviews (12)


  • 5


    Very nice

  • 4

    Keith-The Malted Man Cave,

    Wow, I just opened this up tonight and even before it has had time to oxidize and settle down, and it is already amazing! Nose: Smells like a toffee glaze, milk chocolate, raisins, candied caramel apples, Spicy warm apple cider Slight vanilla, Apple sauce, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a little bitter oak and leather arm chairs. Palate:Drying oak, toffee, mild milk chocolate, almonds, Spicy warm apple cider, bitter and sweet prunes, dates. Nutmeg, cinnamon, rum raisin bread, and little black pepper kick Lastly, I get some slight vanilla and barley sugar notes that in combo with the sherry notes reminds me of Glendronach 15 Revival. Amazing price to value ratio! I should be reviewing this on my Youtube channel soon! Keith-The Malted Man Cave

  • 5


    Tried the 1990 in a hole in the wall Whiskey bar in London last year. Crushed everything else we tasted. Bought a bottle of 2003 and ran out all too fast. Bold, complex and spicy but still very, very smooth. A real delight.

  • 5


    We have friends/family who live in Embo, Scotland who we have visited many times. I did the Balblair tasting a couple of years ago. The 1990 is a favorite. Did not get my order in last time they came. The 1990 is worth the cost. Have tried the 1983 just a little taste, wow. Go to Dornoch and get to Balblair. Worth the trip. Steve

  • 5

    John S.,

    As one might expect, for a whisky costing over ?100 a bottle, this really is something very special. Those friends who have sampled it, with a dash of water, expressed regret that they must return to bog-standard whiskeys. Saving up for another bottle.



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