In early 2019, Balblair's core range received a relaunch, eschewing the vintages that had previously adorned the bottles in favour of age statements! This is the entry level expression of the range, a 12 year old single malt matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and double-fired American oak casks. Though the vintages are gone, Balblair's whisky retains its marvellous creaminess and fruit-forward flavour profile.
Nose: Waxy peels, sponge cake, soft cedar earthiness and some nutmeg.
Palate: Juicy red apple and cooked pear, with layers of honey and barley developing.
Finish: Honey continues, with some milky tea and sultana notes for company.
-- Masters of Malt