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[23 Feb 2014 | One Comment | 1,150 views]
Quick Dram: Balblair 1990 2nd edition

This Beauty spent time in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry (Oloroso) casks, and is  replacing the 1989 vintage (which was a cracker) It’s the 3rd “newish” expressions to be released a few moths back with the 2003 and 1983 editions.
Balblair 1990 – 2nd Release , 46.0% , £92
Nose: Vanilla citrus and crystallized ginger. Fresh cut grass and a hint of spiced …

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[19 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 906 views]
Quick Dram: Balblair 1983

It’s really about time I posted my notes and actually taste this one. 1983, seems it was just a few years ago, but It’s some 30 years ago! boy I am getting old. I remember 1983 quire vividly as a kid, and here this one is considered an old dram. oh well, better enjoy it then.
Balblair 1983 – 1st Release …

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[18 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 844 views]
Tasting Balblair 2003

This is the youngest offering from Balblair released last December , and tasted in a tweet tasting I had to miss out on (not even sure why).
Balblair 2003 , 46% abv,£45
Nose: fresh lovely and youthful. Vanilla. Pear drops. Green apples. Malty and zesty. With a hint of fresh cucumber. Classic ex bourbon. Young lion. Lovely.
Palate: lovely palate too …

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[26 Nov 2013 | No Comment | 931 views]
Tasting Balblair 1969

1969. I wasn’t to be born for another 7 years but those were interesting times; the first ever Concorde test flight is conducted, Apollo 10 returns to earth after a mission well done, Monty Python’s ‘Flying circus’ first airs on BBC One (gotta love that EPIC show) and somewhere in the Scottish Highlands on the misty shores of the Dornoch …

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[8 May 2013 | One Comment | 869 views]
Balblair 1990 Islay Cask 1466

The second dram we tasted on the lovely #balblair twitter tasting event last week was this 1990 peated cask which is an exclusive bottling by Master of Malt. This indeed is a sister cask to this one (bottled for the Balblair fan’s club called The Gathering place), which I’ve tasted and liked so much as to buy a bottle (It …

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[3 May 2013 | 2 Comments | 969 views]
Balblair 1997 (2012 edition) at the #Balblair tweet tasting

When Lukasz of Alembic comms who does the media magic for Balblair (and some other Interbev brands) calls for a twitter tasting I am the first to join in, and with good reasons. Those events are always a treat, and Balblair is one of my favourite distilleries ever since I’ve visited a couple of years ago, and was very impressed …

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[28 Mar 2013 | No Comment | 1,151 views]
Two interesting new  and limited releases (Cutty Sark , Balblair Peated)

When it rains, it pours, and it seems that all interesting bottles are released the same week. Two fine limited editions (only few 100’s of each) are what we have this week. so be quick about it, if you fancy any…
Caskstrength Creative Release a Limited Edition of Cutty Sark

Online retailer Master of Malt announces the release of limited edition blended …

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[3 Sep 2012 | 2 Comments | 2,037 views]
Tasting Balblair 1990 single cask #1463 (Gathering Place)

Not long ago I wrote about the new Balblair members club “The Gathering Place”, members of which will be able to buy this single cask offering directly from the distillery. A really unique opportunity to score a single cask Balblair OB (Not many of those, none at all to be more exact). This bottling is special as it is a …

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[19 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 1,370 views]
Tasting the new Balblair 2002 edition

As I’ve mentioned in the last post about the 1975 vintage Balblair, another new vintage will be released shortly by the guys from Edderton: a much younger 2002 edition. Again, this one will be bottled at 46% ABV , NCV, and no colouring added. As opposed to the 1975, this liquid was aged in 100% Ex-Bourbon casks.  Pricing has not …

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[17 Jul 2012 | One Comment | 1,847 views]
Tasting the new Balblair 1975 vintage (batch 2)

Last week Balblair distillery has released a 2nd batch of their 1975 vintage. The new expression has been matured in American Ex-Sherry casks (rather than European ex-Sherry casks of batch #1 ) and is bottled at 46% , NCF, and no additional colouring added. A press event was held and UK whisky bloggers and press were invited to the distillery …