A superbly balanced malt with warm aromas of honey, cloves, nutmeg and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Balblair 1978 was released in January 2009 as the replacement for 1975. Why not create a flavour wheel and map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintages?
Balblair 1978 is amber in appearance with radiant golden highlights.
Cloves, bananas and pears can also be detected in the aroma adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage.
Sweet, honey and toffee flavours combine with chocolate, lemons and oranges.
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.