Balblair 15 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Balblair
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • honey
  • spicy
  • gingerbread
  • prunes
  • lemon peel
  • dark chocolate
  • tropical fruits
  • vanilla
  • citrus

Balblair

15 Year Old (0.75l, 46%)
Price $113.99

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Character Goatson
When someone tells you to picture a quintessential, traditional Scottish distillery in the remote beauty of the one and only the Highlands, the image that pops to your mind is probably pretty close to that of Balblair.

It's one of the oldest Scottish distilleries, founded in 1790 by John Ross. If you know the motto of their current, long-time Distillery Manager John MacDonald who says that "making Whisky should be a craft, not a process", it makes sense that Balblair is famous for releasing only vintage Highland Single Malt expressions. In 2019, however, this changed, and they also said bienvenido to age statements. A new range of age statement expressions was released, each one of them rare and unique, but all of them beaming with pure Highland Spirit.

The 15 Year Old is the second Whisky in the Balblair collection. It was matured first in American oak ex-Bourbon casks and later moved to first fill Spanish oak butts. This is a stunning Single Malt Whisky, full-bodied and velvety, with the texture of melted chocolate, ready to seduce you with its maturity. It might be even smoother than that 90s RnB song you used to put on in the evenings, but at the same time, it never lost its unmistakable, sharp Scottish character. Let yourself be seduced by this one and you'll never want to look back. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Highland
  • Distillery Balblair
  • Age 15 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Bright Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Leatherwood honey and spicy gingerbread leading with notes of juicy prunes and fresh lemon peel.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Velvet texture, bursting with dark chocolate, tropical fruit and spices.

Finish
Long and mellow, with notes of creamy vanilla and citrus.
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  • honey
  • spicy
  • gingerbread
  • prunes
  • lemon peel
  • dark chocolate
  • tropical fruits
  • vanilla
  • citrus
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Balblair has one of the oldest set of records in Whisky history. The entry is dated January 25, 1800, and is written by John Ross himself. It reads: "Sale to David Kirkcaldy at Ardmore, one gallon of whisky at £1.8.0d." Cool, right?
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
The cherished water source is the Ault Dearg Burn (burn means stream).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
Balblair has one of the oldest set of records in Whisky history. The entry is dated January 25, 1800, and is written by John Ross himself. It reads: "Sale to David Kirkcaldy at Ardmore, one gallon of whisky at £1.8.0d." Cool, right?
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
The cherished water source is the Ault Dearg Burn (burn means stream).
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
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