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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Balblair 1969 is a rich golden colour with amber highlights.
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.
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.
Smooth, full-bodied and long-lasting.
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.