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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.Tasting Notes (1)
- Milk Chocolate
- Stewed Fruit
Tasting Notes by Billy A
Thick caramel, dusty milk chocolate, real maraschino cherries and a touch of darker oily notes.
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.
Dark chocolate, bitter lemon pith, soft apples and gentle spice.
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.
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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
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.
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
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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