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Balbair 1960s Bottling Review

Balbair 1960s Bottling After the last review (The Golden Age Blend) which talks about the 1960's-1970's being the golden age of distilling it's time to try this sample of a Balbair bottled in the 1960s sent to me by my good friend Chris (@chrismiles303) from Still Dramming.

With no age statement (shock horror) there's no way of knowing the age of this dram, but it was distilled in either the 1960s/1950s.

This is really tasty stuff and with so much more character than the current releases (which are still damn tasty)

Fruity and oaky with tropical fruit notes salty seaside chips and lots of loveliness. It totally makes me want to look for other older bottlings.

Thanks to Chris (@chrismiles303) for the sample, and i pinched the pic from his blog also.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

Creamola foam fruity sweet and gentle notes with lots of tropical fruit notes with pineapple coming through strongest, fresh Madagascan vanilla and foam bananas, then the oak comes in gentle and dunnage warehouse like notes, then coastal notes like salty seaside chip shop chips.

Palate

Oh this is so sweet and juicy, melon and pineapple and tropical sweets, travel sweets, foxes glacier fruits and oak spices, foam bananas and slight chocolate notes.

Finish

Tangy sweet and foam bananas

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Balbair 1960s Bottling
Age: NAS
ABV: 50.00
Distiller: Balblair
Bottler: Balblair
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 05/04/2016 by Tom



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