Friday, 7 February 2014

Balblair 1983

Balblair 1983
Picture: The Whisky Exchange

Identity Card

  • Official bottling from Balblair Distillery (Highlands)
  • 1983 vintage single malt Scotch whisky
  • Alcohol: 46% ABV

Delicious Masala Chai served by a lady

Tasting notes

Colour: The 1983 Vintage is a classic beauty. A soft copper glow and a syrupy texture.

Nose: Full of ripe tropical fruits. Banana, mango and pineapple caramelized with vanilla sugar. There’s also a hint of toasted oak, raisins and a subtle floral perfume.

Taste: An explosion of creamy tropical fruits and butterscotch or fudge. A full cream fusion with cloves, honey and cinnamon. Masala Chai tea in short. Water acts as a catalyst for the spices and balances the whisky with a soft oak bitterness.

Finish: Extremely long and creamy. Again this delicious butterscotch or toffee and vanilla pudding.

Conclusion: Typical Balblair notes. The fruity and floral flavours are fully developed.


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