What they say
Here is the very first batch of Balblair bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company! This Highlander was matured for 7 years before those Boutique-y folks got their hands on it. The label gives a nod to the film ‘The Angels’ Share’, as part of it was filmed at Balblair!
Batch 1 is a release of 1,305 bottles.
Official tasting notes
- Nose: Wood smoke, earth and salty sea air. Surely there’s some peat involved here?
- Palate: Think of windswept Highland beaches, briney, with vegetal seaweed notes and black pepper.
- Finish: Saline with warm spicy cinnamon notes.
- Overall: Like eating grilled fish on the beach.
What I say
Ooh the lesser-spotted Indie bottling of Balblair. Indeed a lesser-spotted Balblair all round for me since their repackaging from vintage to age-statement led range and accompanying but unjustifiable price-hike I have mostly been drinking zero Balblair.
- ABV 49.9%
- Age 7 Years Old
- Bottler That Boutique-Y Whisky Company
- Bottling Batch 1
- Cask Undisclosed (Bourbon?)
- Category Single malt whisky
- Cost £46.95
- Origin Balblair Distillery
- Outturn 1,305 bottles
- Region Highland
- Released 2021
- Vintage undisclosed
My tasting notes
- Appearance Barely gold (1/20) numerous, beaded, fine tears and legs.
- Nose Sweet and yeasty/beery, estery, fruity apple and pear, orange citrus peel quality, very vaporous and volatile, wood polish, acorns and oak wood, sappy pine cone and unexpected wisps of peat smoke.
- Taste Medium-light bodied, sweet and prickly, sherbet, vanilla, lemon juice acidity, quite sharp, popping candy and white pepper, lemon drizzle cake, herbal pine needles.
- Finish Medium-long, sugary, oak wood, green apple skin and waxy leaved herbs like rosemary
- Overall Entertaining, nice sweet and herbal quality, very volatile in the glass, phenolic – that touch of peat is very present and prominent. Green fruits and waxy pine and herb leaves.
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