Balblair 1996 Whisky


Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Natural Colour
Non Chill-Filtered | First Release

Balblair Vintage 1996 was launched for Global Travel Retail in June 2012. This Vintage is a full bodied malt fused with the unmistakable Balblair aromas of pineapple, oranges and lemons. Why not create a flavour wheel - this feature offers you the unique opportunity to map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintage. 

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Tasting Notes


Balblair 1996 is sparkling golden in appearance.


Full of fruit and spice, this fine Balblair Vintage displays aromas of lemons, oranges, vanilla, toffee, and coconut. There is also a subtle yet intriguing hint of smoke. The American oak ex-bourbon casks used in maturation add characteristic sweet, toffee and vanilla flavours.


On the palate it is sweet and spicy; summer fruits and toffee combine with chocolate and coconut.


A smooth and long finish.

Core Characteristics

Core Characteristics

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.

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