Incredibly smooth and eminently drinkable, this is to many people, their favourite Balblair Vintage so far. There are a number of notable differences between the 2nd and 3rd releases of this Vintage - can you spot them? Why not create a flavour wheel and share your flavour map of Balblair 1989?
The third release of Balblair 1989 is subtly amber in appearance with rose gold highlights.
A full-bodied malt with aromas of raisin, green apple and hints of banana and lemon. The American oak, ex-bourbon casks used in the maturation lend a warm toffee vanilla fragrance.
On the palate, there are raisins and fruits with rich spiciness.
Long, complex and smooth 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.