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Balblair 2002 - 1st Release Whisky

(70cl, 46%)

Balblair 2002 - 1st Release

Balblair 2002 Bottling Note

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 delicious notes of sponge cake.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Sponge cake, vanilla, a lawn mown in the summer, icing sugar.

Palate: Victoria sponge without the jam, vanilla custard and a hint of wood-spice.

Finish: Sweet and satisfying.

Overall: This whisky jumps out of the glass with its sweetness whilst still maintaining a freshness about it.

Reviews for Balblair 2002 - 1st Release
A very pleasant dram indeed.
Where I live anything from this distillery is almost impossible to find, I tried a Gordon and Mcphail independent bottling while in Scotland about a year ago and was very impressed. I happened upon a bottle of this at a shop in Oregon for $55 and bought it without hesitation. At first it was a little fumey and harsh but after about a week it has become such a light, delicate, beautiful whisky. Not super complex but there's definitely vanilla, flowers, bit of sweet orange peel, and a nice honey finish. Very smooth and light an excellent warm weather dram really top notch spirit. Cheers! The Sugarbear
5 years ago
Probably my all time favorite. It feels like drinking quality.
6 years ago
I Like it
Have never liked whisky, but this one is really nice and fresh
7 years ago
Mellow spring
What a great bottle. It's amazing how light this scotch is, but how the flavours stand out. Smells like a green apple, tastes like a sweet honey melon with some spice accents and citrus notes. Great summer scotch.
8 years ago
Bal Blair 02
was best I had under $70 intrested in trying other years
8 years ago
Demands full attention and patience
I don't think I've ever had an angrier dram straight from the bottle, I was warned. Definitely rewards you if you add a few drops of water and calms down a lot after 30 minutes in the glass. Definitely not one to sit back and let the mind wander, quite complex, ever changing, interesting challenging and sometimes rewarding. Not as wonderful as some make out but certainly not a dull bottle
, United Kingdom
8 years ago
natural excellence
Amazing whiskey at a good price! non chill filtered, natural colour, no added caramel and 46%. The perfect combination for a brilliant malt and a true winner from Balblair.
9 years ago
the best balblair I've tasted from 75 to 2003
Just head and shoulders above the others. I've just tracked down two more bottles. One to drink and one to save for posterity.
9 years ago
@Available again anytime soon?
Unfortunately, this release was replaced by the 2003 vintage. However, you can still order a dram of the 2002 release, and if we ever manage to get hold of any more bottles, they will be sure to go up on site. --The Chaps at Master of Malt
9 years ago
Available again anytime soon?
I'd really like to try this. x
9 years ago

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