Thursday, 7 January 2016

News: Balblair introducing a 2005 Vintage


Balblair Distillery launches a new Vintage (Balblair does not use age statements but so-salled vintages like wine companies). The 2005 Vintage will replace the former entry level 2003. The whisky matured in ex-bourbon barrels made from American oak (quercus alba).

The new Vintage is characterized by notes of oaky vanilla, leather and oranges with a hint of fragrant cut flowers and smoke.

Balblair Vintage 2005 is the youngest in the range which includes Vintage 1999, 1990 and the stunning 1983.

Identity Card

  • Balblair 05
  • Balblair Distillery, Edderton (Highlands)
  • 9 - 10 year old single malt - Vintage 2005
  • 46% ABV
  • Distilled 2005 - bottled 2015

Official tasting notes from Balblair


Colour:Light sparkling gold in colour.

Nose: Full bodied with the classic aromas of fresh green apples, ground spices and honey. The American oak ex-bourbon barrels used in maturation impart notes of oaky vanilla, leather and oranges with a hint of fragrant cut flowers and smoke

Taste: Balblair’s signature style of citrus orchards is followed by intense sweetness of toffee and vanilla.

Finish: Rounded off by a deliciously spicy, long finish. The superb dram is bright and full of character, a ray of sunshine in a bottle.

Price: £41.70 (The Whisky Exchange)

Balblair 2005
The same stunning design as always. Picture: The Whisky Exchange


Source and pictures: Balblair
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