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Balblair Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Edderton, Tain, Rossshire IV19 1LB Scotland
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Founded by John Ross of the Clan Ross in 1790, Balblair is one of the oldest working distilleries in Scotland and undoubtedly one of the most attractive small distilleries still remaining today. The Distillery currently offers a considerable selection of award winning Single Highland malts, all unique in their distinct character, taste and aroma.

John Ross ran the Distillery as a thriving business until in 1817 when he was sequestrated. However, this did not stop him and in 1824, he was joined by his son Andrew in the family business. The distillery stayed in the Ross family until in 1894 when the tenancy was taken over by Alexander Cowan. In 1948, the freehold was bought by Mr. Robert Cumming who promptly expanded the distillery and increased production. Mr. Cumming ran the distillery until 1970 when he sold it to what became Allied Distillers and for the first time in its history, Balblair was not owned by local businessmen. In 1996, Balblair was purchased Inver House Distillers.

Today the Ross legacy of the area lives on as four out of the seven current employees share the surname Ross.

The award winning Balblair Highland Single Malt is of the highest quality, shown consistently through numerous medal accolades that the Balblair range of ages collects at worldwide competitions, all of which are blind tasted.

Proudly boasting that it has "a spirit of the air", not an obscure reference to the angel's share or even to some implied fleeting quality of the actual spirit, but to a report from Aberdeen University that rated the air in Edderton the purest in Scotland. Although a substantial statement, the surroundings are indeed tranquil, the air is invigorating as it blows over the Dornoch Firth, combined with the effect of the light from the seas proximity, there could hardly be a more agreeable setting.

One of the most aromatic of all malt whiskies, Balblair is light and fresh with a hint of autumn mist. Sweet to start, it has an appetising citrus tinge, followed closely by a slightly peaty note as it slides gently over the back of the tongue. An intriguingly complex and satisfying whisky.

BALBLAIR VINTAGE 1997
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

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BALBLAIR VINTAGE 1997 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

This full-bodied malt is fused with the citrus aromas of pineapple, apricot and lemon to create a long-lasting sweet finish. On the nose, the American oak barrels, used in the distillate's maturation, produce an inviting, spicy fragrance.

Subtly amber in appearance with rose gold highlights this 1997 vintage has hints of oak, spice and raisin, combined with the sweetness of vanilla to create a long-lingering, creamy smooth finish on the palate.

Appearance: Amber with rose gold highlights.

Aroma: Fused with the aromas of pineapple, apricot and lemon.

Palate: Hints of oak, spice, raisin and sweet vanilla.

Finish: Finish Long-lingering, creamy smooth.

Tasting Notes Credit: Balblair Distillery

BALBLAIR VINTAGE 1965
SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

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BALBLAIR VINTAGE 1965 SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY

Distilled on 23rd March 1965 and matured in a Single American Oak ex Sherry butt, Balblair 1965 is the oldest vintage released to date. Only 350 bottles will be available. This rare Vintage will be bottled in its purest form at natural colour and at a natural strength of 52.3%, delivering a depth of aromatic complexity.

Balblair 1965 is bright golden in appearance. A superbly well-balanced malt, slightly smoky, with aromas of honey, raisins, pears and lemons. On the palate it is sweet, creamy and spicy with traces of honey and a slight smokiness, leading to a long-lasting finish.

This Balblair vintage bottling has not been chill-filtered or coloured. Whisky in this natural state may develop a light haze when water is added or if kept at a low temperature. This haze is a natural characteristic of fine malt whiskies.

Appearance: bright golden.

Aroma: well-balanced, slightly smoky, with aromas of honey, raisins, pears and lemons.

Palate: sweet, creamy and spicy with traces of honey and a slight smokiness.

Finish: long-lasting.

Tasting Notes Credit: Balblair Distillery

The Balblair Distillery

Founded by John Ross of the Clan Ross in 1790, Balblair is the second oldest working distillery in Scotland. It is situated on the Dornoch firth, one of the most stunning scenic areas of Scotland. The area is known as the 'parish of the peats' whilst the name Balblair means battlefield or town of the plain.

The distillery itself is a two pot still capable of producing approximately 1.4 million litres of whisky a year. The water
is drawn from the Ault Dearg burn which originates in the Struie hill.

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