Balblair 1983 vintage 1st Release Highland single malt Scotch whiskey. Matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels.
Nose: On the nose there are warm aromas of butterscotch, toffee and vanilla that come from the long years of maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels. Citrus fruits can also be detected in the aroma adding to the complexity of this exceptional Vintage.
Palate: On the palate it is sweet and spicy; fresh fruits and honey combine to create a long, warming and full bodied finish.
Balblair Distillery was originally established by John Ross at Balblair Farm just to the west of Ederton by the southern shore of the Dornoch Firth. Whilst distillation was probably in progress as early as 1749 Balblair malt whisky distillery was officially established in 1790 when most things were moved by manpower and gravity. Then a short move and into new buildings situated right beside Ederton railway station in 1894 to connect to the whisky blenders down south. Balblair is a fantastic Scottish Highland malt distillery, stone built and slate roofed, which has retained its round red brick chimney, single pagoda roof and dunnage warehouses. Balblair Distillery visitor centre welcomes visitors and offers tours around Balblair Distillery.