Product of: United Kingdom
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Distilled on 7th February 1969 and aged 43 years in American oak ex-bourbon hogshead casks, this is one of the oldest Balblair vintages to date. The 999 bottles released in November 2012 where, as is always the case with Balblair, non-chill filtered, naturally coloured and bottled at cask strength. Read more
Sampled on 03/01/2013
Clear, mid golden amber.
Pungent candied fruit, pear drops and stewed apples with vanilla oak.
While honeyed, this not the fruit-laden sweetie the nose might suggest. Green apple, pear and vanilla are and balanced by light smoky peat, citrus and dry nutty oak.
Pleasingly smoky finish with chargrilled pear and vanilla.
Closure: Natural cork stopper