Ah Balblair. For all their releases, the distillery still remains somewhat underrated by the general community and somewhat overshadowed by Old Pulteney in the Inver House stable. But one thing is for sure: the distillery is capable of producing some truly exceptional whisky. I have also realised that the one thing my previous reviews of […]Read more "Whisky Review #114: Balblair 1973 32 Years Old (Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection)"
Balblair has always maintained a soft spot in my heart due to the wonderful whiskies that the distillery has produced over the years. I have previously also mentioned that Balblair tends to do good bourbon-matured and great sherry-matured whiskies. But what happens when the distillery comes up with an expression which encompasses elements of both? […]Read more "Whisky Review #87: Balblair 1999 17 Years Old (Travel Retail Exclusive)"
Ahh Balblair, how much I adore thee. Considering how many stellar releases this distillery has churned out over the years, it is rather surprising to see just how underrated it is in the eyes of many. The whiskies which the distillery produces tend to go under the radar for the most part, but sometimes there […]Read more "Whisky Review #72: Balblair 2000 14 Years Old Sherry Cask (TWE Exclusive)"
Balblair is one of those distilleries which tends to sit on the periphery of one’s sphere of knowledge in the sense that while you may have heard of the distillery, you would be hard pressed to describe the whiskies that it produced (unless you were a fan, of course). Having delved into some of the […]Read more "Whisky Review #58: Balblair 2004 10 Years Old"
And so here we are, my very first Balbair-centric whisky review. I have to admit that this distillery is very much a hidden gem, although it has of late become more prevalent in the eyes of whisky drinkers around the world. The distillery itself was founded in 1790 in the Northern Highlands region of Scotland […]Read more "Whisky Review #36: Balblair 1975 32 Years Old"