Balblair 1983
1st Release

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balblair's 1983 is a replacement for the 1975 vintage, first launched at the end of 2013. Matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels, this is a sweet and spicy dram that's sure not to disappoint.
Distillery Bottling
Bottling Date
Cask Type
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Cinnamon Cinnamon
  • Apple Apple
  • Honey Honey
  • Butterscotch Butterscotch

Balblair 1983 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    Appearance: The first release of Balblair 1983 has a rich golden appearance.

    Aroma: On the nose there are warm aromas of butterscotch, toffee and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Citrus fruits can also be detected in the aroma adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage.

    Taste: On the palate it is sweet and spicy; with overtones of fresh fruits and honey.

    Finish: A long, warming and full bodied finish.

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Waxy and fruity - tinned pineapple, floral touches, Refresher chews, furniture polish, honeycomb, sultana, vanilla and some icing sugar sweetness.

    Palate: Soft to start, with custard tarts and nutmeg, becoming slightly sharper with some apple and cinnamon. Softens again to more pastry and a touch of fudge.

    Finish: Green and leafy, with vanilla, soft caramel and some lingering apple notes.

    Comment: A beautifully sweet and soft whisky, with great pastry notes and a tasty touch of the tropical.

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