Balblair Vintage 2000 og 1991
- Publiceret: Lørdag, 20. Januar 2018 09:09
- Skrevet af MacNiels
Balblair kommer med deres 2. udgave af Vintage 2000 og 3. udgave af Vintage 1991.
Distillery Manager John MacDonald har udvalgt fadene til disse to aftapninger.
Vintage 2000 2nd Release har ligget i 13 år på ex-bourbon casks og 5 år på first fill Spanish Oak butts.
"The liquid is bright copper in appearance, and the nose is full-bodied with aromas of seasoned oak, baked red apples and fruitcake, followed by warming vanilla and ripe tropical stone fruits."
Vintage 1991 3rd Release har ligget 24 år på ex-bourbon casks og derefter 3 år på first fill Spanish Oak butts
"The nose is expansive and complex with rich citrus fruits and vanilla notes as well as toffee and chocolate. Notes of honey, winter spices and apricot, with a hint of liquorice are imparted from the bourbon barrels and Spanish Oak butts used in the maturation process."
Begge er aftappet ved 46% og er ikke koldfiltreret.
Noter 1991 (Balblair):
Bright amber in colour with rose gold highlights.
Aroma: The nose is expansive and complex with rich citrus fruits and vanilla notes, toffee and chocolate. The American oak ex-bourbon barrels and Spanish oak butts used in the maturation impart notes of honey, winter spices and apricot with just a hint of liquorice in the background.
On the palate Balblair’s signature style of citrus orchard is followed with rich creamy chocolate and layers of stewed apples and pears, Christmas pudding and hot vanilla sauce.
Finish: The finish descends slowly into brighter tonality, sparkling orange and toasted coconut overtones, accentuating full-bodied sweetness of vanilla and caramel. A rich and celebratory dram.
Noter 2000 (Balblair):
Bright copper in colour.
Aroma: The nose is full bodied with aromas of seasoned oak, baked red apples and fruitcake, followed by warming vanilla and ripe tropical stone fruits. Rich and balanced, this classic Balblair nose tells the story of its charismatic spirit and perfect ageing.
On the palate, the whisky is slightly oily in texture. Ground spices and old hardwood strike first chords in this elegant and rewarding dram, building up to brighter flavours of tinned pineapples, bitter orange peel and honey.
Finish: The finish builds up slowly with lasting sweetness, creaminess and notes of bitter chocolate.