It's the third release in the now age-statemented Balblair collection, a delicious 18 year old expression. This single malt was initially matured in bourbon oak casks, followed by a lovely finish in first-fill Spanish oak butts. A delightful and rich after dinner dram.
Nose: Toffee apple and stewed pears, with warming chai spices and new leather.
Palate: Ripe and juicy apricots and dried fruits, with oak spices and thick, creamy vanilla custard.
Finish: Warming Christmassy spices, cinnamon and nutmeg.
-- Masters of Malt