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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Monday, 13 August 2012


About an hours drive north of the Highland capital of Inverness, you find Balblair distillery.
On your way there you'll pass whisky familiar names like, Dalmore, Teaninich, Invergordon and Glenmorangie.

Balblair Distillery is located just outside the village of Edderton, close to the Dornoch Firth and is known for producing medium style Highland whisky. 95% of their whisky goes into American ex-bourbon casks and the last 5% in Spanish ex-sherry casks.

This bottling here is a 15yo from indie bottlers Gordon & MacPhail in Elgin and matured in a refill sherry hogshead.

Balblair 1995/2010 19.06.1995/10.08.2010, refill sherry hogshead#1684, 46%, Denmark Exclusive by Gordon & MacPhail

Colour: Dark Gold

Clean cut sherry, not a blemish. Honey sweetness and earthen notes. A strange, but beautiful mix of cinnamon and orangy/citrus notes.

Garden Fruits, apples and banana? oranges too...pleasent oak, peppery, nutty and bitter sweet oloroso. A bit of chocolate and coffee too. Hint of peat in the aftertaste - Delicious sipping whisky!


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