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Balblair 2002 - 1st Release

(70cl, 46%)

Balblair 2002 - 1st Release

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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.

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Balblair 2002 - 1st Release Reviews

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

27th April 2018

Excellent

Probably my all time favorite. It feels like drinking quality.

28th November 2016

I Like it

Have never liked whisky, but this one is really nice and fresh

17th February 2016

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.

20th August 2015

Bal Blair 02

was best I had under $70 intrested in trying other years

9th March 2015

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

2nd December 2014

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.

22nd May 2014

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.

17th April 2014

@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

24th December 2013

Available again anytime soon?

I'd really like to try this. x

23rd December 2013

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