Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 123
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Brand: Balblair
Expression: Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Rose petals, dried Pot Pourri, some dry cider, golden syrup, a little stewed fruit and floral hand soap.
Palate: Quite youthful, but vibrant. Lemon zest, fresh peaches and cream, light vanilla tones and rich tea biscuits all round out a delicate palate.
Finish: Short, with a resonance of the peaches and cream, with a little of the apple/cider note lingering further in.
Comment: As we reach the end of the summer, drams like this become less appealing, so here's to the last few weeks of outdoor weather to enjoy this one.
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Baked Seville orange and summer ripe strawberries with honey drizzle. Morello cherries and a delicate splash of violet gomme syrup. Water brought out softer floral notes and orange bath bomb.
Palate: A rich earthiness and chewy caramel toffee. Freshly peeled mandarin skins and almond nut from the tree. Softly warming honey and orange hot toddy.
Finish: Sticky and mouth filling, then soothing.
Comment: A gentle personality and a crowd pleaser.
Visit the distillery
Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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