Balblair Vintage 1991 Single Cask 013
We're delighted to unveil a rare airport exclusive, with the launch of Balblair 1991 Single Cask 013, chosen and bottled specifically for Glasgow Airport and World Duty Free. Only 486 specially packaged bottles of this exceptional Single Malt will be made available at the airport's World of Whiskies store.
This limited edition malt, is bottled in 70cl bottles at 51.5%. The liquid is drawn from a single Spanish Oak Butt (no 013). The original casks filled on 20th February 1991 were made from American oak. These casks were matured for 23 years, before some very special casks were hand selected by Balblair Distillery Manager, John MacDonald to be decanted into a Spanish Oak Butt on the 24th July 2014 for further maturation. The casks were chosen as they represented the best maturation of Balblair new make spirit in American oak.
Non Chill-filtered, nor Coloured the finished whisky is magnificent, the liquid is Hot copper in appearance, a delicious example of Balblair reflecting the time spent maturing in first fill American oak ex-bourbon barrels, before being further matured in a Spanish Oak Butt.
The aroma is intensely sweet and oaky to start, with a generous layer of freshly ground spices and raisins, dark fruits of the forest floor, beeswax and custard. Rich and fragrant with marmalade, lemon peel oil and cooked pears, balanced by a heavier chord of sandalwood.
On the palate, the whisky is full-bodied and coats the mouth, the taste is rich with waves of bitter chocolate and candied orange peel, warming spices and a suggestion of brandy butter. Fleshy tropical fruits follow, lush and ripe.
The finish is unforgettable, characterised by toffee and spicy vanilla.
Cask number 13 was selected by World Duty Free Glasgow from a selection of samples and is the first cask of this range to be bottled (exclusively for WDF Glasgow). This magnificent dram will retail at £235.00 and is presented in a striking grey display box, which pays homage to our distilleries stunning Highland backdrop.