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[12 May 2015 | One Comment | ]
Balblair 1993–G&M cask #1962–Sherry time!

Big bold sherried Balblair, anyone?
A few weeks/ months ago (who remembers) I was able to share a bottle of this big sherry Balblair with some mates. Something told me this was worth getting. I was right …
Balblair 21 Year Old 1993 (cask 1962) – Cask Strength (G&M) , 53.4% , £87(available at MOM)
Nose: not that this comes as a surprise …

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[30 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
A trio of Balblair 2000 single casks–#Millennium tasting

Last night Bablair held a very special twitter tasting, in which 3 very different single cask Balblairs (cask samples, nothing commercial – yet) were on the table. This tasting was kind of special since it was done partly on site ( a few lucky bloggers on a trip to the Inverhouse distilleries) and the rest of us from the comfort …

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[23 Feb 2014 | One Comment | ]
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 | ]
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 | ]
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 | ]
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 | 2 Comments | ]
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 | ]
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 | ]
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 | 3 Comments | ]
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 …