Balblair 18 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Balblair 18 Year Old is the third whisky in the Balblair Collection and has been matured in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in first-fill Spanish oak butts. The result is a charismatic single malt with a rich toffee and pear aroma, with a hint of warm spices and leather. The palate offers notes of ripe apricots and raisins balanced by toasted oak and vanilla custard, before a long, warming finish filled with hints of cinnamon and nutmeg.
It’s the third release in the now age-statemented Balblair collection, a delicious 18 year old expression. This single malt was initially matured in bourbon oak casks, followed by a lovely finish in first-fill Spanish oak butts. A delightful and rich after dinner dram.
Balblair 18 Year Old is the third whisky in the Balblair Collection and has been matured in ex-bourbon casks before being finished in first-fill Spanish oak butts.
Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by first fill Spanish oak butts, adding depth and charisma.
This late-night expression is rich and autumnal, developed and amplified to unexpected heights, while staying perfectly balanced and closely tied to the bright and fruity character of the Distillery.
Apple pie with raisins: the top is dotted with caramelised filling that’s bubbled up while cooking. Marzipan hints become full-on fruit cake with royal icing – old school Christmas cake.
Soft, rounded and sweet, with spice and darker, singed notes building. Buttery sponge turns dark and fruity as Christmas-cake fruit and spice builds. Raisins and charred oak provide a backdrop for burnt sugar and fruity dark chocolate.
Charred staves and rich dunnage warehouse earthiness fade to leave cinnamon and raisins.