Balblair 1990 Single Cask Peated (Master of Malt)
Tasted as part of the Balblair Twitter Tasting this is a cracker of a dram
This was always going to be an interesting one, rather than add the peat in the traditional way (by distilling the spirit from peated malt), the distillers took the unusual step of ageing the whisky in an American oak barrel which previously held a maturing Islay malt. This is something Balvenie has had good success with in the past, and this cracking cask-strength dram is also rather wonderful.
A cracker of a dram and exclusive to the guys at Master of Malt.
Touches of apple strudle and candy floss mix with gentle summer berries and a very very light touch of pipe smoke, with a sweet fruity tobacco.
very oily mouthfeel with a kick of spice, there's definite orange and lime sweetness in here and a touch of bonfire toffee candy.
gentle sweet smoke and spiced orange.