Tuesday, 23 December 2014
70.2 - Balblair 1980 (Scotch Malt Whisky Society)
Bottling: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
Distilled: Dec 1980
Bottled: Sep 1990
Cask Code: 70.2
Nose: Peanut butter and Peanut M&Ms. Unripe banana and orange rind. I am finding the nose very closed on this so I am adding a little water which brings out the vanilla, honeydew melon, mango and passion fruit which are those tropical notes I expect with Balblair. Some dairy fudge, olive oil, and a sharpness of green Jalapeno peppers.
Palate: Lightly tropical, creamy with some sharp wood. Olives again but in brine.
Finish: Long but quite oaky and tannic dominant. Drying with a sherbet citric fruits.