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Balblair

One of Scotland’s oldest distilleries, Balblair was founded in 1790 by John Ross. The distillery lies in Edderton in the Northern Highlands, surrounded by rugged mountains, from whence the Allt Dearg - Balblair’s water source - springs. Following John Ross’s death in 1836, the distillery was passed down to his son, Andrew Ross. In 1872, he resited the distillery further up the hills on which it sits and converted the old buildings into warehousing facilities.

There is evidence that illicit distillation was carried out in the area of Edderton in the mid eighteenth century. The area was known as the ‘Parish of the Peats’ in reference to the prolific distillation and the abundance of peat in the surrounding soil. The distillery was forced to close during the First World War and did not reopen until 1949, a year after it was acquired for £48,000 by Keith-based lawyer, Robert ‘Bertie’ Cumming. Cumming ran the distillery until his retirement in 1970. In 1996, the distillery was sold by Allied Domecq to its current owners, Inver House Distillers. Just fifteen percent of Balblair’s 1.33 million litre capacity is sold as single malt, though there are many independent bottlings as well as a good range of official bottlings.

Balblair 1990 Islay Cask 1466 (Master of Malt)

70cl, 50.4%

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…  More info

Balblair 1990 Islay Cask 1466 (Master of Malt)
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Balblair 1991 (bottled 2018)

70cl, 46%

A 1991 vintage single malt from Balblair, replacing their 1990 Second Release. The 1991 Third Release was drawn from a combination of bourbon casks and sherry butts, resulting in a balanced flavour…  More info

Balblair 1991 (bottled 2018)
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$138.78

Balblair 1992 Hand Bottling

70cl, 60.9%

This Balblair was distilled in 1992 and bottled by hand in 2011.  More info

Balblair 1992 Hand Bottling

Balblair 1996 (cask 22)

70cl, 54.4%

A single cask bottling of 1996 vintage Balblair single malt, released as part of La Maison du Whisky's Cellar Book series. This expression was initially matured in bourbon casks, before being moved…  More info

Balblair 1996 (cask 22)
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$169.19

Balblair 1997

70cl, 43%

The youngest of the trio of 2007 released Balblair 'vintages', this Balblair single malt enjoyed maturation in first fill ex-bourbon casks and it is pleasant to see whisky from the distillery…  More info

Balblair 1997
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Balblair 1997 - 2nd Release

70cl, 46%

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.  More info

Balblair 1997 - 2nd Release
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Balblair 1997 (cask 1146)

70cl, 56.8%

1997 vintage Balblair single malt, drawn from a single bourbon cask that was cracked open in 2018. This expression was bottled as part of the Cellar Book series for La Maison du Whisky.  More info

Balblair 1997 (cask 1146)
$155.80

Balblair 1999 - 2nd Release

70cl, 46%

The second release of 1999 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky replaces the 1997 vintage in their core range. The ace Highland whisky was matured in a combination of American ex-bourbon…  More info

Balblair 1999 - 2nd Release
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$71.24

Balblair 1999 - 3rd Release

70cl, 46%

The third release of Balblair's 1999 vintage is a welcome one, as the highland Scotch whisky was aged in an interesting combination of American oak, ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak ex-sherry…  More info

Balblair 1999 - 3rd Release
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$71.92

Balblair 1999 Single Cask

70cl, 51.9%

This 1999 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky was aged in a sherry cask until it was bottled in 2016 for The Whisky Exchange. A powerfully flavoursome expression from Balblair. This bottle…  More info

Balblair 1999 Single Cask

Balblair 2000 (1st Release)

70cl, 43%

The 2000 vintage from Balblair was released in 2010, and it was matured in first fill American Oak casks.  More info

Balblair 2000 (1st Release)
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Balblair 2000 (2nd Release)

70cl, 43%

The second edition of Balblair 2000, a classic Highland dram which was relaunched in 2007. A very fruity, creamy whisky aged in American bourbon oak barrels.  More info

Balblair 2000 (2nd Release)
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Balblair 2000 (bottled 2017)

70cl, 46%

A 2000 vintage single malt from Balblair, released to replace their 1999 3rd Release. This expression was bottled in 2017 and boasts a core of sherried spice alongside creamy vanilla sweetness.  More info

Balblair 2000 (bottled 2017)
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$78.85

Balblair 2000 (bottled 2018)

70cl, 46%

The second release of the 2000 vintage single malt from Balblair, bottled in 2018. This expression was matured in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in Spanish oak butts, helping to bolster the dried…  More info

Balblair 2000 (bottled 2018)
$78.85

Balblair 2001

70cl, 46%

The 2001 vintage of Balblair comes as a replacement for the 2000 edition. This is spicy, fruity and full of malty sweetness, and a classic Highland dram!  More info

Balblair 2001

Balblair 2002 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%

Balblair bucked convention a few years ago by removing age statements from their whiskies and replaced them with vintages. The 2002 is replacing the 2001 as the entry level offering and offers…  More info

Balblair 2002 - 1st Release
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Balblair 2003 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%

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.  More info

Balblair 2003 - 1st Release
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Balblair 2004 (bottled 2017)

100cl, 46%

A 2004 vintage single malt Scotch from Balblair distillery, which was matured in sherry butts before being bottled in 2017 at 46% ABV. A fabulous Highland dram, originally launched as a Travel Retail…  More info

Balblair 2004 (bottled 2017)
$77.49

Balblair 2004 Bourbon Matured - 1st Release

100cl, 46%

A 2004 vintage single malt Scotch whisky from the Balblair distillery in the Highlands, which has been carefully matured in bourbon casks. It was originally launched as a Travel Retail exclusive.  More info

Balblair 2004 Bourbon Matured - 1st Release
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$71.76

Balblair 2005 - 1st Release

70cl, 46%

This is the first release of 2005 vintage Balblair single malt Scotch whisky (which is replacing the 2003 vintage in their core range). An enjoyable expression from the Northern Highlands distillery,…  More info

Balblair 2005 - 1st Release
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$52.03

Balblair 2005 (bottled 2017)

70cl, 46%

Another brilliant Balblair single malt, this particular expression was distilled back in 2005 at the Highland distillery, and filled into American oak bourbon casks, chosen by the distillery manager…  More info

Balblair 2005 (bottled 2017)
$52.03

Balblair 2013 (bottled 2018) (cask 18004) - Malts Of Scotland

70cl, 57.2%

Single cask single malt from the Balblair distillery, matured in just one sherry hogshead cask from 2013 to 2018. This was independently bottled by Malts of Scotland, producing only 264 bottles. You…  More info

Balblair 2013 (bottled 2018) (cask 18004) - Malts Of Scotland
$72.86

Balblair 20 Year Old 1990 (Bladnoch)

70cl, 53.7%

20 year old single cask Balblair, distilled on the 13th June 1990, aged in sherry butt number 166 (as you'll note from the rich colour), and bottled for the Bladnoch forum on the 14th June 2010.  More info

Balblair 20 Year Old 1990 (Bladnoch)
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Balblair 20 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)

70cl, 50%

This was distilled at the Balblair distillery in June 1990. It was then aged for 20 years in a refill sherry butt before bottling in June 2010 for the Old Malt Cask range from Douglas Laing. A…  More info

Balblair 20 Year Old 1990 - Old Malt Cask (Douglas Laing)
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Balblair 20 Year Old 1991 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)

70cl, 45%

This Balblair was distilled in 1991 and bottled by Gordon and MacPhail for their Private Collection. The whisky has been finished in a Crozes-Hermitage red wine cask for a rich fruity flavour.  More info

Balblair 20 Year Old 1991 - Private Collection (Gordon & MacPhail)
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