Balblair 1991
3rd Release

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Balblair 1991 / 3rd Release
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The third release of Balblair's 1991 vintage, this time bottled in 2018. Matured in ex-bourbon casks for 24 years, before being transferred to ex-sherry butts for a further three, this combines Balblair's typical citrus and orchard fruit notes with rich chocolate, dried fruit and honey.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
27 Year Old
Vintage
1991
Bottling Date
2018
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Cask Type
Sherry Butt Finish
Chill Filtered
No

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Vanilla Vanilla
  • Orange Orange
  • Apple Apple
  • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
  • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
  • Toffee Toffee

Balblair 1991 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting notes from the producer

    Aroma: The nose is expansive and complex with rich citrus fruits and vanilla notes, toffee and chocolate. The American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak butts used in the maturation impart notes of honey, winter spices and apricot with just a hint of liquorice in the background.

    Palate: On the palate Balblair's signature style of citrus orchard is followed with rich creamy chocolate and layers of stewed apples and pears, Christmas pudding and hot vanilla sauce.

    Finish: The finish descends slowly into brighter tonality, sparkling orange and toasted coconut overtones, accentuating full-bodied sweetness of vanilla and caramel. A rich and celebratory dram. 

2 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    25 December 2018

    Velvety, smooth notes of vanilla, nutmeg, orange.

  • 5
    25 April 2018

    One of the best single malts I had in my life. I highly recommend.