Address : Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Ross Shire, IV19 1LV
Telephone No : 01862 821273
Web Site : www.Balblair.com
Visitor Centre : No - Tours by appointment only
Founded 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. This distillery is now owned by Inver House Distillers.
Here are a selection of whiskies produced at the Balblair Distillery:
BALBLAIR 1966 43%
Gordon & MacPhail - Bottled in 2007.
Gordon & MacPhail Tasting Notes
Nose: Sweet and aromatic - herbal with some peatiness and oak notes.
Palate: Peat smoke with a rich fruity element (mulled fruit/citrus peel).
Nose: Some oak with floral hints, beeswax and a subtle fruity background.
Palate: Spicy with hop (real ale) flavours, rich fruit and drying smokiness.
Finish: Fruity with touch of charred oak.
Balblair Elements 40%
Nose : Light, fresh with a hint of autumn mist.
Colour : Pale straw resembling Chardonnay.
Taste : Sweet to start with, appetising citrus tinge and a slightly peaty note as it slides over the back of the tongue.
Balblair 1965 52.3%
Cask Strength - Only 350 bottles
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.
Balblair 1975 46%
Appearance : Deep amber with bright copper highlights.
Aroma : Hints of raisins and toffee with slight traces of honey and green apples.
Palate : Rich and creamy to start, with traces of chocolate.
Finish : Long, lingering and smooth finish.
Balbair 1997 43%
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.
A big thank you to the Balblair Distilleries own web site, www.Balblair.com for most of the images and information on this page. For more information and a chance to buy some of their great whisky click on the link above.