Balblair 1998, 50.5% - Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon & MacPhail) -
The Whisky Room Scotland | Fine Scottish Malts, Gin, Spirits & Cigars
Distillery/Brand - Balblair
Bottler - Gordon & MacPhail
Expression - Balblair 1998 - Connoisseur's Choice
Spirit - Single Malt Whisky
Region - Highland
Volume - 70cl
Alcohol - 50.5% ABV
Cask - First Fill Bourbon barrel
Bottled - 2021
Aged - 23 years
Single Cask - 170 bottles produced (Cask 1705, Batch 21/195)
Non Chill Filtered
Created by George Urquhart in 1968, the Connoisseur's Choice range provided a platform for lesser known distilleries to showcase their single malts. At this time, most spirit was used in blended whiskies so this range was unique, pioneering and ever-changing. To date there have been more than 2,000 bottlings from almost 100 Scottish distilleries.
Each Connoisseur's Choice label details the whisky’s story: cask type, bottling date, strength, vintage and tasting note.
Nose: fragrant lime zest aaromas infuse with red apple and marzipan.
Palate: honeycomb flavours give way to creamy notes of banana and peach. A medium bodied finish with lingering charred oak and citrus.