Ever wanted to know what sort of witchcraft and wizardry goes into making the wonderful whisky in your glass? Well, now’s your chance! Win a VIP trip for two to the Balblair Distillery to peer behind the curtain, see how this delicious single malt is produced, visit the warehouses, and, of course, taste the full range of Balblair vintages! Very, very nice indeed!
The prize includes travel to the distillery in Ross-shire, up in Scotland’s Eastern Highlands, from within the UK and a night at a nearby hotel (in Tain) with dinner and breakfast included. To enter, simply purchase any full bottle (70cl) of qualifying Balblair whisky before the 7th of February or 250 bottles have been sold. Good luck!
This delicious 1990 vintage is a Balblair with a difference. In fact, it sees the usually spicy, malty whisky imbued with a gloriously peaty flavour. 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.
As the world began its ten-year saunter towards the new Millennium, Balblair distilled this expression of their excellent single malt in 1990 and set it aside to mature in ex-bourbon casks. 21 years later, they moved the whisky over to Oloroso sherry butts for the last two years of maturation before they bottled the single malt for this delicious release.
A 2003 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Balblair distillery. They were matured in second fill bourbon casks until 2013 when the whisky was popped in Balblair's stylish bottles.
This is the second release of a 1997 vintage from the Highland distillery of Balblair. Balblair bucked convention a few years back by replacing age-statement with vintages like those of wine bottles.
Replacing the 1975 vintage, the Balblair 1983 is a lip-smackingly rich single malt Scotch whisky from the distillery in the Highlands. Matured in ex-bourbon barrels since 1983, it's got a palate packed with cracking sweetness and a warming hint of oak.