Dewar Rattray Cask Collection

Balblair

1990, 19 Years Old

ABV 61.8%
REVIEWED Issue 86
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Specifications
Brand: Balblair, Dewar Rattray
Expression: 1990, 19 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 19 years old
ABV: 61.8%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Dewar Rattray
Awards
Recommended
Issue 86
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Big and earthy, full of wet leaves and resin. Also a big chocolate note and honey comes through.
Palate: Honey comes through then the spices open up. The sweetness clings to the tongue.
Finish: Long with more spices.
Comment: A very lush complex whisky.
8.1
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense. Fungal, mossy, pine needles. Shifts from outdoor aromas to indoors ones. Poached pears topped with a hot chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
Palate: Smooth and sweet at start. Then spices tease the tongue in a cheerful way. In spite of the high strength, no burning nor astringency.
Finish: Long, spicy, slightly nutty.
Comment: A rich multi layered whisky which, surprisingly, I enjoyed better without water. The latter enhances a bitter tone.
8.0
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Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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