Balblair have changed their focus from vintages and move towards age and cask choice. This single malt has been matured in American oak, ex bourbon and double fired American oak casks which bring elegant complexity and warmth to the profile.
On the nose it is elegant bright lemon peel layered with creamy vanilla and crisp green apples. On the palate it is ground spices and dried orange slices enveloped in intense set honey sweetness. The finish is creamy and leathery with notes of sweet vanilla.
Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2010 Unpeated 70cl
This is a thought provoking, uber-provenance single malt whisky distilled from barley grown by eight family farms on their remote Scottish island home. Barley varieties Optic and Oxbridge were planted across the breadth of the island in 2009. ...