Balblair 15 Year Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(Highlands, Scotland) [IWSC 95] [WA 93, TOP 20 2020]
Regular price $155.99 Sale price $119.97 Save $36.02
About the Whisky:
Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by the rich influence of first fill Spanish oak butts.
Tropical and mature, with the texture of melted chocolate and one of the finest finishes a single malt can bring, this stunning whisky calls for quiet admiration. Round and velvety, yet developed and fresh. Smoothed over by time, but with a beating heart.
Colour: Bright amber
Aroma: Leatherwood honey and spicy gingerbread followed by juicy prunes and fresh lemon peel
Palate: Velvety in texture, bursting with dark chocolate, tropical fruit and spices
Finish: Long and mellow, with notes of creamy vanilla and citrus
Ratings & Reviews
95 Pts - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2022
"Delicately spiced with aromas of sweet apple pie, dusted with vanilla sugar. Honeyed berry fruit characterizes the palate alongside notes of dates and baking spice. All carried by a deep, woody character which lingers on the well-balanced finish."
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2022
GOLD - SF World Spirits Competition 2021, 2020
93 Pts, Excellent/Highly Recommended - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2021
94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast
"Mild honey and almond aromas beckon on the nose. The palate opens with sweet spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, leading into velvety caramel and a hint of dried fig. The finish glimmers with cayenne, a burst of lemon peel acidity and a hint of peat smoke."
93 Points & #11 TOP 20 OF 2020 - Whisky Advocate:
"There's something for everyone in this whisky, whose citrus brightness acts as a deft foil for darker earthy notes, showcasing the Highland distillery's range. Lemon, orange marmalade, dried fig, golden raisin, milk chocolate, and a touch of leather on the nose; then more marmalade, chocolate, toasted nuts, cinnamon, and lemon pepper on the creamy, viscous palate. Still fresh with citrus, the finish slowly gives way to savory tobacco, leather, cocoa powder, and coffee bean. Subtle, nuanced, and perfectly balanced: a sleeper hit." -Susannah Skiver Barton