Balblair 1989 Whisky


1989 Whisky

(0.7l, 46%)

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Balblair is situated just to the north of Glenmorangie, near the village of Edderton in Ross-shire. It is one of the oldest distilleries still in existence, dating back to 1790, and there are records of distilleries on the site as far back as 1749.
Long known to blenders as a category 'A' malt, Balblair is a terrific malt Whisky worthy of far greater exposure than it has previously enjoyed. Relaunched in 2007 as a series of vintage expressions, and repositioned as a premium product, this previously unsung hero is now finally getting the attention and respect it deserves.
House style: Medium-bodied and sweet with an occasional nuttiness. A pleasing malty Highland.
Tasting Notes - 3rd release
Appearance / Colour
Clear, pale golden with rose gold highlights.
Smell / Nose
Wonderfully aromatic and fruity with toasted malty green apple skin, baked pear and overripe banana with lemony citrus.
Taste / Palate
Full-bodied and expressive with fruity vanilla tempered by graceful grassy peatyness, charcoal and faint black olives. Garnished with black pepper corns, garam marsala and cinnamon spice.
Finish / Aftertaste
Malty finish with lingering peatyness and lightly spiced toffee apple.

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Member Reviews and Ratings of Balblair 1989 Whisky
Good whisky but unremarkable.
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