With influence from both American Oak and Spanish Oak, this perfectly rounded mid-range vintage is a true testimony to the craft of traditional whisky making.
Balblair 1999 3rd Release replaces the award winning 2nd release. The 3rd release is presented in a premium opening box, joining the complete Balblair collection available in this luxury format.Buy from our Online Shop (UK orders only)
The third release of Balblair Vintage 1999 is polished copper in colour.
The aroma is intriguingly spicy with a warming layer of soaked raisins. Seasoned fruit cake and oily orange peel perfume the mid tones with elegant energy. Understated chords of green apple and creamy vanilla custard follow while a hint of leather adds darkness and weight in an impeccable balancing act.
On the palate mature chocolate and toffee sweetness forms a firm and rounded base for the complexity of dried fruits, ground exotic spices, fragrant orchard and set honey.
Flavours cascade richly into the long and rewarding finish with gingerbread spice and autumn fruit galore.
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.