Balblair, Vintage 1989, Single Malt Scotch Whisky

700 ml, 43% abv, Scotland (Highland)

Balblair 1989, 2nd release, is a full-bodied malt with rich aromas of raisin, green apple and hints of banana and lemon. The American ex-bourbon oak barrels, used in the distillate’s maturation, lend a memorable warm toffee, vanilla fragrance.

Distilled in 1989 and bottled in 2011, all natural color.

“On the palate the typical Balblair characteristics are abundant. Ripe fruits fuse with a hint of sherry-drenched raisins. Together with a rich spiciness there is a distinctive long, complex and ultimately smooth finish”

“Quite a complex wee dram with loads of oak and spice, the fruit is always there”

Description

 

Appearance :

Balblair 1989 is mid-amber in appearance with honey-gold highlights.

Aroma :

The American oak barrels, used in the distillate’s maturation, lend a warm toffee, vanilla fragrance.

Palate :

On the palate, there are raisins and fruits with a rich spiciness.

Finish :

Long, complex and smooth finish.

 

‘Winner’ World Whisky Awards 2011
‘Gold’ Beverage Tasting Institute 2011
‘Bronze’ International Wine & Spirits Competition 2011
‘Silver’ IWSC 2011
‘Gold’ San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2011
‘Silver’ International Wine & Spirits Competition 2012
‘Gold’ Beverage Tasting Institute 2012
‘Bronze’ Malt Maniacs Awards 2013
‘Gold’ IWSC 2013