Home » Balblair, Cask Strength, Featured, Headline, Highlands, Single Cask

Tasting Balblair 1990 single cask #1463 (Gathering Place)

3 September 2012 Written by:

IMG_9036Not 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 Cask Strength, and aged in a cask that previously contained Islay whisky. I was lucky to be given a sneak preview tasting of this lovely example, and as a lover of Balblair, I was not disappointed. Make sure you register the member’s club here, to be able to order one .

Balblair 1990 55,1% ABV,  Islay cask #1463 , £90balblair_1990_peated

Nose: Starts rather floral with some flower petals, lavender, a bit of dirty, sort of earthy peaty undertone which makes it even nicer.Leafy, but also sweet, some exotic lychee and citrusy edge too. candied grapefruit peel. lovely

Palate: sweet and creamy, with that earthiness, choclate and truffle with vanilla and nuts, also a bit of peppery zing

Finish : Fruit, sweet, and some distant smoke that lingers.

A totally nice combination of fruity, earthy and smokiness. Great stuff from Balblair, and one of the best (if not THE best) OB I’ve had for a long time. Cracking stuff, with a twist. Get yours while they last, only about 150 bottles are around .

Score: 91/100

Official sample provided by Alembic Comms


Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.