Halò Single Malt Mates,
I won a 27 year old Balblair me sel.. I shall open it on my family tasting in October. MIne however is a 1990 vintage. This one is a 1991 vintage. Which leads me to believe that mine is yet again a collectors item. It happens a lot with really guid Scotch..
Here is the new 27!
1991 46% 70cl
Producer International Beverage Ltd
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46%
The natural colour of this tasty dram from Balbalir has been heavily influenced by the ex-sherry casks used in maturation. To bring a lovely balance to the character ex-bourbon barrels have also been used, which has added an undercurrent of light vanilla to the big spicy fruit character.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: The nose is expansive and complex with rich citrus fruits and vanilla notes, toffee and chocolate. The American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak butts used in the maturation impart notes of honey, winter spices and apricot with just a hint of liquorice in the background.
Palate: On the palate Balblair’s signature style of citrus orchard is followed with rich creamy chocolate and layers of stewed apples and pears, Christmas pudding and hot vanilla sauce.
Finish: The finish descends slowly into brighter tonality, sparkling orange and toasted coconut overtones, accentuating full-bodied sweetness of vanilla and caramel. A rich and celebratory dram.
I shall pair the 90 vintage with Creme Brulee and it will be and astounding pairing. I am sure.
A h-uile la sona dhuibh‘s gun la idir dona dhuibh!
May all your days be happy ones!
Here’s tae the heath, the hill and the heather,
The bonnet, the plaid, the kilt and the feather.
Slàinte mhor a h-uile là a chi ‘s nach fhaic
(Great health to you every day I see you
and every day I don’t)