Balblair 1999
Sherry Cask TWE Exclusive

70cl / 51.9%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balblair 1999 / Sherry Cask / TWE Exclusive
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Aged in a single sherry cask and selected by The Whisky Exchange, this is a rich and warming example of Balblair. Distilled in 1999 and bottled in its mid-teens, this is juicy and mouthwatering with notes of fruit cake, apricots, stewed fruit and butter toffee.
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First-fill Sherry
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Apricot Apricot
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Stewed Fruit Stewed Fruit

Balblair 1999 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    Nose: Light fruit cake packed with spice, buttery baked apples, butterscotch, barley sugar, brioche and stroopwaffel. Behind the sweet spice lies a layer of citrus – dried orange peel and lemon zest – and nuts – almonds and hazelnuts.

    Palate: Juicy and mouthwatering, with thick stewed fruit, nutmeg, liquorice and butter toffee notes up front. Those part to reveal buttery apple pies with cinnamon, dried apricots, clove-studded oranges and rich, dark fruit cake.

    Finish: Liquorice, dark chocolate and rich chocolate brownies. The chocolate fades to leave aniseed and raisins.

    Comment: Thick rich and sweet, without becoming cloying, this is sherried Balblair at it's best – while the cask has had a huge influence, you can still taste the zesty distillery character.

3 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    16 February

    Re review - I think its important to admit when your wrong and still perhaps not as experienced as you'd thought. After some 4-5 weeks, having got through a third of this bottle, it had settled and was a different whiskey all together. I don't know if if it was particularly shaken up during delivery or what but as my previous review suggests, I couldn't balance mine dram with h20 and I am no stranger to cask a strength bottle, indeed most of my collection are currently from independent bottlers. Anyway, when this beast of a whiskey came into its own, it became everything I hoped it would be when I selected it. I found it very true to the tasting notes provided and have to say that its one of the best I have ever had, I would say its easily the best non heated whiskey I have ever bought a full bottle of. I would give this 4.5, deducting half because it took a third of a bottle to come around (my bottle did anyway). If you feel like splashing out, look no further, I am considering getting another one as I regard it as the perfect Christmas Malt.

  • 5
    7 January

    I am no expert but this is my favourite whiskey up to now and with no water addition. Very rich flavour unlike any other without being too intense. 5 stars.

  • 1
    9 December 2016

    I'm struggling with mine. I'm reasonably experienced and can't balance this with water. It seems to remain hot no mater how much you add, up to 4 teaspoons in a single measure (gradually over and hour) and the concentration of flavours dies out before the annoying heat dissipates. I shall persevere but given the price my score is low.