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Balblair 1983 Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 70cl 46%

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Description

Distillery: Balblair

Balblair's 1983 is a replacement for the 1975 vintage, first launched at the end of 2013. This Balblair was mature in ex american oak bourbon barrels, it is a rich, warm dram combining all core Balblair characteristics.

This is a sweet and spicy dram that's sure not to disappoint.

Tasting Notes

Appearance: A rich golden appearance.
Aroma: On the nose there is an aroma of butterscotch, toffee and vanilla. Citrus fruits can also be detected adding to the complexity of this vintage.
Taste: It has a sweet and spicy taste on the palate with overtones of fresh fruit and honey.
Finish: A long, warming and full bodied finish.

Taste Test

the weight has been touched by a wand: Demerara enriched Dundee cake without a trace of dissention in the ranks. The gentle grapey, sultana notes are almost ghostlike and are happy to enjoy top billing with the candy store barley sugar and chocolate coconut. Almost impossible to describe the full story, as the changes with the temperature can be as startling as they beautiful. Touches greatness...; an almost exact carbon copy of the nose on the palate, except here the mouth feel tallies exactly with the weight. The sugars dissolve disarmingly and the fruitiness is little more than the odd breeze. A little more spice, though, than can be detected nasally though this reveals a nimbleness of Ali in his pomp. Like lengthening shadows on a summer's evening, the oak begins to make itself slightly better known. The barley recedes, though leaving behind a gristiness enhanced by syrup-dank coconut flakes; meanwhile, like bees going about their daily chores, the spices buzz and hum; very few malts are this comfortable, or vibrant, by the time they reach their third decade in the cask. a highland fathering of sensational casks resulting in celebration of what great Scotch whisky is really all about. Magnificent.

- Jim Murray
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2016
The World's Leading Whisky Guide

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by Staff on Friday 04 March, 2016
Balblair 1983 is a very well balanced whisky. Pear and green apples being a predominant flavour. A beautifully sweet and soft whisky with a long, comforting finish.
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