Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 2005
The 2005 vintage of Balblair is a light, fruity and refreshing dram that’s typical of the Highland distillery’s style. Matured in casks that previously held bourbon, this single malt has notes of toffee and vanilla alongside orchard citrus and ground spice.
This is the first release of 2005 vintage Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch whisky. An enjoyable expression from the Northern Highlands distillery, matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and of course is presented in Balblair’s very recognisable bottles.
Only a handful of American oak, ex-bourbon casks laid down in 2005 were selected by Distillery Manager John MacDonald to form this classic Balblair expression. Light, fruity and refreshing, this classic Vintage embodies Balblair’s house style. Appearance: Light sparkling gold in colour.
The nose opens with bold notes of chocolate, malted barley and orchard fruits. The fruit adds a liveliness to the flavour and brings everything together. It continues with warming spices and honey, which is soft and mellow. It goes perfectly with the fruits.
Balblair’s signature style of citrus orchards is followed by intense sweetness of toffee and vanilla.
Rounded off by a deliciously spicy, long finish. The superb dram is bright and full of character, a ray of sunshine in a bottle.