Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblair’s base spirit.
According to the distillery, 30% of the 1995 Vintage is made from first-fill American sherry oak cask-aged whisky, producing a butterscotch flavour.
Notes of spices and dried fruits have been created from first-fill Spanish sherry oak casks, while the use of refill barrels provide the 1995 Vintage with “the characteristic balance and complexity associated with The Glenrothes”.
The expression is priced at £45.00 and carries an abv of 43%.