Balblair 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky (Highlands, Scotland) [IWSC 98]

Balblair 18 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(Highlands, Scotland) [IWSC 98]

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About the Whisky:
Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by first fill Spanish oak butts, adding depth and charisma.
This late-night expression is rich and autumnal, developed and amplified to unexpected heights, while staying perfectly balanced and closely tied to the bright and fruity character of the Distillery.

Tasting Notes:
Colour: Oiled cedar
Aroma: Rich toffee and baked pears shine bright against an elegant backdrop of new leather
Palate: A masterful balance of juicy apricots, seasoned oak and vanilla custard
Finish: Long and warming with chords of fresh spices and raisins

Ratings & Reviews

98 Pts - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2022

"Syrupy and wonderfully indulgent, aromas of confected fruit, flaky pastry and sweet spice combine with notes of fresh fig and polished oak on the palate. Fine and elegant in style, with great complexity and character."

Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2022

Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2022

96 Pts - Wine Enthusiast

"Look for mellow vanilla and oak aromas. The spiced palate entices with a billow of peat smoke from the first sip, winding into an earthy midpalate laced with sandalwood and ginger. The warming, earthy finish shows clove and smoke."

Whisky Advocate:
"Like its 15 year old sibling, this was matured in bourbon casks before being finished in first-fill European oak butts. The spicy nose yields toffee, sherry, and poached pears. The palate is supple, spicy, and slightly herbal, with dried fruits, then big caramel, vanilla, and orange notes develop. The finish is quite dry and earthy, with oak and a hint of chile." - Gavin Smith (Fall 2020)