This is the first release of 2005 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky (which is replacing the 2003 vintage in their core range). 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.
Nose: Classic Balblair nose of oaky vanilla, chocolate malt and light wisps of smoke.
Palate: Citrus blossom (and citrus peels) mixed with hints of barrel char spice and treacle tarts.
Finish: Fresh and spiced, with a little more floral malt.