Balblair 18 Year Old Review

The last Balblair tasted in the official Tweet Tasting that took place earlier tonight is the Balblair 18 Year Old which followed the 12 Year Old, 15 Year Old & 17 Year Old. (Click the links for their reviews).

Just like the 15 Year Old , the Balblair 18 Year Old was matured in ex-bourbon casks and then finished in 1st fill Spanish oak sherry casks.

Balblair 18 Year Old (46%, £118)

Nose: Soft and balanced, baked pears, fruity and chocolaty. Then medium aged soft leather and then lots of toffee! And then cinnamon and nutmeg. Complex and nice, just maybe a bit too relaxed and laid back?

Palate: Balanced, tropical fruit, honey, soursweet fruit, chocolate, leather, gentle spice oak and all spice, quite good stuff even if again a bit too relaxed.

Finish: Medium length, leathery, oak spice, cloves, almonds and sweet tropical fruits.

Thoughts: The Rounded and balanced of them all. Complex and rich but at the same time wasn’t too exciting – too gentlemanly and well manners without fire. But It’s just that I may be the wrong audience for this bottle as the whisky itself is splendid.


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