Tasting Duncan Taylor Rare Auld : Balblair 1991 Cask 1612

As promised We continue our journey in Duncan Taylor land, this time with a dram coming from a Highlands distillery : Balblair. I’ve recently tasted  the Balblair OB 1989 (in addition to the younger 2000 vintage), and it’s interesting to compare how the profiles differ from the OB.

Ok, Let’s start dramming…

Duncan Taylor Rare Auld Balblair, 1991,21 yo , cask 1612, 53% ABV ,£58

Rare Auld Balblair 1991 19YO C1612

Nose: On the nose we start with a delicious Lemon pie, vanilla (crème anglaise?) , then off to some wood,and candied papaya.

Palate: The lemon is all gone, while the vanilla is still here. Fruit,sweet malty goodness. candied fruit.

Finish: Wood,pear drops,some dried fruit sweetness,dry.

Bottom line:

Classic stuff from DC. I am fond of the Balblairs with their fruity,tropical notes, and this is no exception.At cask strength, and witha wonderful nose and Palate, this is a good one. Good cask choice again. I do think i prefer this one to the OB 1989. good value for money as well, at  £58… A little bit tough finding on Online shops, but still available.

Score : 88/100

Sincere thanks to Mark of Duncan Taylor for the official samples


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