Balblair

1979 Vintage

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 64
Specifications
Brand: Balblair
Expression: 1979 Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 64
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Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: A sensuous dessert-like experience. Amaretto biscuits and apricot jam. Trifle with good custard and raspberry soaked sponge. High bourbon impact. Orange flavoured Turkish Delight.
Palate: The fruitiness doesn't follow to the palate, but an attractive dram with orange and grippy oak.
Finish: Dry leafiness.
Comment: A vibrant and enticing nose. Really good stuff though.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Aromatic with good American oak notes. Hot gorse, drying lilac, scented grasses and frangipan. Mango, pineapple. Complex, elegant.
Palate: Supple and silky. Mouthfilling. Peaches and yoghurt, orange blossom, light acacia honey mixed with nutmeg.
Finish: Chocolate. Sensual. Amazing length.
Comment: Needs time to grow in the glass. A dream.
8.8
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