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Balblair 1990 Single Cask Peated (Master of Malt) Review

Balblair 1990 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.

Tasting Notes & Details

Nose

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.

Palate

very oily mouthfeel with a kick of spice, there's definite orange and lime sweetness in here and a touch of bonfire toffee candy.

Finish

gentle sweet smoke and spiced orange.

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Balblair 1990 Single Cask Peated (Master of Malt)
Age: NAS
ABV: 50.40
Distiller: Balblair
Bottler: Balblair
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Highland
Posted: 04/05/2013 by Tom



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