Balblair 1968 whisky

1986

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

Balblair's first Vintage release exclusively for Global Travel Retail was a stunning dram from 1986. Perhaps you purchased a bottle on your journey through an airport? If so, why not create a flavour wheel and map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintages?

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Tasting Notes

Appearance

Balblair 1986 bright golden in appearance.

Aroma

A superbly well-balanced malt with aromas of sweet pears, honey, toffee and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Lemons, oranges and liquorice can also be detected, adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage.

Palate

On the palate honey and vanilla notes combine with a rich spiciness.

Finish

A long-lasting and smooth 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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