Distilled on 23rd March 1965 and matured in a Single American Oak ex-Sherry butt, Balblair 1965 is the oldest Vintage released to date with only 350 bottles available. This rare Vintage was bottled in its purest form at natural colour and at a natural strength of 52.3%, delivering a depth of aromatic complexity. Are you one of the 350 people who own a bottle or perhaps you have been lucky enough to sample this incredible Vintage? Why not create a flavour wheel and map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintages?
Balblair 1965 is bright golden in appearance.
A superbly well-balanced malt, slightly smoky, with aromas of honey, raisins, pears and lemons.
Sweet, creamy and spicy with traces of honey and a slight smokiness.
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.