Balblair Vintage 1990 was released as the replacement for 1986 in Global Travel Retail in July 2009. This well-balanced malt had aromas of grapefruit, chocolate and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American ex-bourbon oak barrels. Do you have a bottle of this Vintage in your collection? Why not create a flavour wheel and map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintages?
Balblair 1990 is bright golden in appearance.
Lemons, oranges and toffee can also be detected in the aroma, adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage.
On the palate, there are sweet, honey, floral notes combined with butterscotch and a rich spiciness.
A smooth, long-lasting and warming finish.
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.