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Balblair Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage Tasting notes and reviews

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Balblair Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage

Brand
Balblair
Expression
Highland Single Malt 1999 Vintage
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
46.00%
Vintage
1999
Produced at
Balblair Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.inverhouse.com
Availability
Europe

Annabel Meikle

81
Nose
Baked Seville orange and summer ripe strawberries with honey drizzle. Morello cherries and a delicate splash of violet gomme syrup. Water brought out softer floral notes and orange bath bomb.
Palate
A rich earthiness and chewy caramel toffee. Freshly peeled mandarin skins and almond nut from the tree. Softly warming honey and orange hot toddy.
Finish
Sticky and mouth filling, then soothing.
Comment
A gentle personality and a crowd pleaser.

Neil Ridley

83
Nose
Rose petals, dried Pot Pourri, some dry cider, golden syrup, a little stewed fruit and floral hand soap.
Palate
Quite youthful, but vibrant. Lemon zest, fresh peaches and cream, light vanilla tones and rich tea biscuits all round out a delicate palate.
Finish
Short, with a resonance of the peaches and cream, with a little of the apple/cider note lingering further in.
Comment
As we reach the end of the summer, drams like this become less appealing, so here's to the last few weeks of outdoor weather to enjoy this one
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