Balblair 1989
2nd Release

70cl / 46%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
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Long known to blenders as a category 'A' malt, Balblair is a terrific malt whisky worthy of far greater exposure than it has previously enjoyed. Relaunched in 2007 as a series of vintage expressions, and repositioned as a premium product, this previously unsung hero is now finally getting the attention and respect it deserves.

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Balblair 1989 Reviews

7 Customer Reviews

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  • Michelle L, Jan 17, 2013 17 January 2013

    Remarkable tropical notes of banana velvety caramel, a hint of toast and white chocolate. Quite smooth and lingered on the tongue, delicious. what a great way to start loving whiskey!Wish we had bought two bottles to bring back to the states.

  • Anonymous 8 October 2012

    Mine was bottled in 2011, a superb whisky, light and floral, the finish as is typical of older whiskies was short but pleasant.

  • Randy, 7/8/11 9 July 2011

    Banana on the nose? Amazing. Smooth, delicate, amazingly long finish. This is my favorite scotch to drink after a meal with salmon.

  • Danny Hughes 22 March 2011

    This has a sharp floral nose, with citrus hints. The body is oaky and peppery. While some have called this whisky 'subtle', for me it lacks depth. I also thought the finish was a little weak.

  • Mikko 18 September 2010

    A very tempting nose, flower like (in good way) and yes, some banana too. Mouth feeling is warm, soft, lightly smoky and caramel. A very rich, deep and complex malt. I took one dram, didn't buy a bottle. I wish it would be as easy as just click "add to basket"...

  • Mr Claw 26 August 2009

    Bought a mini of this to try last night. I'll be getting a bottle for sure. Very nice - subtle and fragrant at first, but with a deceptive hidden punch; followed by a lingering Highland end. Great for the money.

  • James L 15 November 2007

    An astonishing whisky......banana on the nose anyone? Smooth, subtle and very sophisticated. Would happily pay twice the asking price for a drink this good!This is a whisky to impress your friends