This full bodied malt displays unmistakable Balblair characteristics: floral notes and aromas of fresh fruits such as oranges, apples and lemons. Released in November 2011, this Vintage replaces Balblair 2000. Why not create a flavour wheel and share flavour map?
Balblair 2001 is sparkling golden in appearance.
The American oak, ex-bourbon casks, used in maturation impart distinctive toffee and vanilla notes.
On the palate it is sweet and spicy; fresh fruits dominate and combine with toffee to create a balanced flavour.
Our Vintages are intriguingly complex and satisfying. We capture the intense esters at the start of the spirit cut to give our Vintages the core characteristics of apricots, oranges, spices, floral notes and green apples. The heavier oils and lipids at the end of the cut are also captured, giving leathery, nutty and full-bodied characteristics.