ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 117
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Brand: Balblair
Expression: 1990
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Soft blackcurrant and cinnamon syrup. Molasses and liquorice. Water opens it up with barbequed wood and a hint of ash. Coffee, toffee and eucalyptus.
Palate: Hickory smoked beef and bresaola. Tobacco leaf and cocoa bean. Expensive warm shoe leather. With water comes menthol.
Finish: Toasted, warming and rich, then cooling.
Comment: Sophisticated and beautifully integrated. Unusual flavours for Balblair but they work.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Lush fruits and cream, toffee and honeycomb. Raisin fudge. Some dark fruits like plums and blackberries.
Palate: Very silky smooth, runny honey sweetness, that raisin fudge note dominates, the citrus zip comes out.
Finish: Smooth, gentle and warming.
Comment: This is a great after dinner dram to relax with.
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Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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