This superbly balanced malt was launched in March 2007 as part of the first ever Vintage collection from Balblair, alongside 1997 & 1989. Why not create a flavour wheel and map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintages?
Balblair 1979 is amber in appearance with radiant golden honey highlights.
Cloves, oranges, bananas and pears can also be detected in the aroma adding to the complexity of the exceptional Vintage.
Sweet, honey vanilla flavours combine with cloves and spices.
A rich, full-bodied, long-lasting, 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.