Tag Archives: Balblair

Trip: A visit to Balblair (plus a review of the 1990 vintage)

A visit to Balblair (plus a review of the 1990 vintage) This was originally written in 2015, and I totally forgot to post it! It was based on a visit a few years ago, but I’ve been back twice since then… … Continue reading

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Review: Balblair 05 & 99 Vintages

Balblair 05 & 99 vintages Back in Feb 2016 I visited Balblair distillery, and two of the drams – 05 and 99 vintages – were some of the ones we tasted as part of the tour. Because I was driving, … Continue reading

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Balblair Tasting at Milroys

During this week I found myself in London for work, and as happy coincidence would have it in the evening there was a Blablair tasting hosted at Milroys by the distillery’s manager John MacDonald. He’s a top gent and very … Continue reading

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Review: Balblair 1969

Balblair 1969 (OB) – 41.4% One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Balblair was founded in 1790 by John Ross. The 1969 was bottled in 2012 after spending 43 years in ex-bourbon remade hogsheads, 999 bottles of this extraordinary whisky were produced. … Continue reading

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News & Review: Three new vintages from Balblair (’83, ’90 & ’03)

Tonight we’ve taken a look at three new vintages from Balblair: 2003 1st Release, 1990 2nd Release & 1983 1st Release. Here’s the blurb… The latest vintages from Balblair are being launched in the brand’s new premium front-opening gift boxes. Balblair … Continue reading

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Review: Balblair 1990/23yo Islay Cask MoM Exclusive

Balblair 1990/23yo Islay Cask MoM Exclusive Cask 1466 – 50.40% Light gold in colour, looks naturally presented to me. Initial nose is creamy smooth malt with peppery peat smoke notes which get stronger over time, and vanillay bourbon notes come … Continue reading

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