Balblair 2000

Balblair 2000

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Balblair 2000, ~16 YO, 46 %

Balblair 2000The Balblair 2000 Vintage, 2nd release, was bottled in 2017. It has been matured in American oak 1st fill ex-bourbon casks, and then received a 2 year finish in Oloroso sherry casks. Here is part of the official blurb:

"With influence from both American Oak and Spanish Oak, [..] Balblair 2000 2nd Release replaces the award winning 1999 3rd release."

You can buy the Balblair 2000 in Norway at NOK (10386301), and online in the UK at around GBP 68.

Nose: Deep and rich, with dried fruits, vanilla and caramel pudding. Honey and a touch of leather. Lighter notes with time; I'm thinking strawberry ice cream.

Taste: Rich and of plentiful body. Spicy upfront; white pepper, chili oil, and cinnamon sticks. Buttery mouthfeel, with heaps of sweetness in the guise of caramel and honey. This is for the sweet of tooth.

Finish: Medium long finish. Still rich and fairly spicy. More fruity now though, apples and fried banana with mandarins on the side. A slightly burnt edge to the caramel notes. Honey at the end.

Comments: A dram to enjoy.

Score (86/100)

Image from Master of Malt.

Sláinte! - Thomas

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