Posts Tagged “Balblair”

Balblair 1999 (46%) – Whisky Review

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Balblair 1999 (46%) – Whisky Review

Balblair has been sticking to vintages, in lieu of age statements, and it seems to be working pretty well for the brand. You can always find, in the ever changing core offerings by the distillery a 10 year old (currently 2005) 12-13 year old (currently 2003) a 15-18 year old (currently 1999)¬†and some chosen vintages…

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Balblair 1990 (2nd Release), 23 Year Old (46%)

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Balblair 1990 (2nd Release), 23 Year Old (46%)

Balblair’s rebranding and move from age stated whiskies to exclusively serving up vintage tagged whisky was a brilliant move. With it, though, comes the fact that when more than one expression of a vintage is released, you have to go to numbered releases. This is the case with the 1990, which sported a first release…

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How Clean Do You Like Your Whisky?

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How Clean Do You Like Your Whisky?

Many of us whisky lovers have a proclivity towards¬†certain styles of whisky. Some have a sweet tooth and like sherry bombs, some are drawn to peat, others to maritime whiskies and yet others to the clean style of an ex bourbon barrel. Yes, I know I haven’t covered the field here with all wine casks…

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A Balblair 17 Masquerading as a Maritime Highlander in an Old Malt Cask

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A Balblair 17 Masquerading as a Maritime Highlander in an Old Malt Cask

Continuing with the Old Malt Cask bottling with which we finished the series of the independent bottler masterclass reviews, we now turn to some other OMC bottlings, shared with me by my friend Manny, which will be reviewed over the next few weeks, not as a series, rather sprinkled over that period. If you want…

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The Balblair Sherry Bomb – Balblair 2000 – Single Cask Oloroso Sherry

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The Balblair Sherry Bomb – Balblair 2000 – Single Cask Oloroso Sherry

After completing my reports on the three days of TWE’s Whisky Show (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3), I turn to the show exclusives. You’d think the highlight of those would be the two Karuizawa releases by ONE, but they’re not. It’s actually this Balblair that came of of nowhere. There were 588 bottles…

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