Balblair

33 Years Old

ABV 54.4%
REVIEWED Issue 12
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Specifications
Brand: Balblair
Expression: 33 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 33 years old
ABV: 54.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Pipe smoke, citrus and waxy leather: beautifully sweet despite the big oak. Overall, somewhat bourbony.
Palate: Intense toasted malt-oak intensity before it drifts back off into bourbon-land.
Finish: Slightly bitter honeycomb and waxy-though the demerara sweetness continues.
Comment: Few malts reach this age intact. This has - and with some considerable panache.
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Peaty, earthy, almost pungent.
Palate: Oily. Seed cake. Banana cake. Spicy.
Finish: Big. Spicy. Lemon grass. Fragrant peat. Long.
Comment: A whisky that starts life with some restraint has certainly developed over the years.
8.0
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Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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