Balblair #Millennium Tweet Tasting

3 samples I was lucky enough to be part of a Balblair tweet tasting of three 2000 single cask drams that may never be bottled as such.

A huge sherry hitter, a refill ex bourbon and an ex peated cask made up the 3 drams with the ex bourbon cask being the one that really shone for me.

Thanks again to Balbair for the opportunity to taste these not yet and maybe not to be released drams.


Balblair 2000 Single Cask #0191

Cask 1350 Part of a Balblair tweet tasting this 2000 vintage cask 0191 is from a cask that previously held a peated islay whisky..

I didnt get as much smoke as others did, its more malty to me but this is still lovely and sweet too.

Thanks again to Balbair for the opportunity to taste these not yet and maybe not to be released drams.

 

My first thoughts were hints of mature cheddar cheese with tomato plant leaves & hints of fruits of fig, mango skin and dragon fruit with hints of malt loaf and almost some smoked fish

This grows and grows on the palate from gentle fruity to smoky malty seafood and definite wood spice

Spicy and woody

Bottle Name: Balblair 2000 Single Cask #0191
Age: 2000 Vintage
ABV: 52.40
Distiller: Balblair
Bottler: Balblair
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


Balblair 2000 Single Cask #1345

Cask 1345 Part of a Balblair tweet tasting this 2000 vintage cask 1345 is from an ex sherry butt.

Huge sherry flavours in this one which are still a bit too much for me at the moment (think i'm still on summer drams) but i can see this being a fabulous winter warmer.

Thanks again to Balbair for the opportunity to taste these not yet and maybe not to be released drams.

 

Halloween dangling doughy scones covered in thick gooey treacle with wood char and cedar wood & dried fruits with hints of thick bbq sauce this is thick and sticky

Treacle covered foam bananas with sweet and sticky Chinese style ribs with herb butter

Herbs and sweet sticky ribs

Bottle Name: Balblair 2000 Single Cask #1345
Age: 2000 Vintage
ABV: 53.10
Distiller: Balblair
Bottler: Balblair
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


Balblair 2000 Single Cask #1350

Cask 1350 Part of a Balblair tweet tasting this 2000 vintage cask 1350 is a second fill ex bourbon cask.

Right up my street this is with soft fruits, mandarins, syrup and gentle edges of wood spice, i'm in love with this.

Thanks again to Balbair for the opportunity to taste these not yet and maybe not to be released drams.

 

Lovely fresh ripe nectarine flesh with a dose of custard cream centres & elderflower with foam bananas & hints of treacle and some syrup covered mandarins & a twist of coconut and chocolate hiding too

Tinned mandarins with syrup and fresh vanilla pods with lovely ginger spices and fresh fruit salad combining with cinnamon

Cinnamon and tinned mandarins

Bottle Name: Balblair 2000 Single Cask #1350
Age: 2000 Vintage
ABV: 53.00
Distiller: Balblair
Bottler: Balblair
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside


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