Sunday, 27 January 2013
Balblair 1989 (First Release)
InformationBottling: Distillery Bottling (First Release)
Cask: ex-Bourbon Barrel
Milk chocolate, hazelnut & raisins in a Cadbury's Fruit & Nut bar. A zing of lemon sponge cake.
Oaky, Nutty, round but a little watery with the low alcohol of 43%.
Medium length finish. Coats the mouth like Dairy Cream, a touch of chocolate & vanilla and some malted cereal notes.
The first edition of the 1989 was unfortunately bottled at only 43% so this requires a little time in the glass to allow the nose to open up fully. I have never tasted the second edition, and has been a while since I tried the third edition. I will get a hold of and try and third again some time soon.