Balblair 1969

1969

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

At the top of the range and with over four decades of maturation, Vintage 1969 is not only a taste experience unlike any other but also an unprecedented insight into Balblair’s past. Syrupy sweetness of soft tropical fruits meets leathery and smoky overtones, resulting in a whisky of unprecedented complexity and depth. Balblair Vintage 1969 is presented in a lacquered wooden box, a fitting home for a drop of liquid history.

 Only 999 of these bottles were ever made, never to be repeated.

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Tasting Notes

Appearance

Balblair 1969 is a rich golden colour with amber highlights.

Aroma

It has an aromatic and spicy aroma. Fragrant and floral with hints of lemons, apples, bananas, pear drops and toffee. On the nose, there are also slight vanilla, leather and smoky notes.

Palate

On the palate, the many layers of taste come through, well into the long finish. Honey sweet with hints of green apples, bananas, pears and oranges. The full-bodied flavour also offers a hint of smokiness, together with a suggestion of toffee and vanilla.

Finish

Smooth, full-bodied and long-lasting.

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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