Tag Archives: Balblair

Blind Tasting Competition 2 – Royal Brackla, 33yo, 1976, 43% – MacKillop’s Choice

I’ve got points! 20 because I had the ABV right, and 20 since I guessed a distillery from the same region. The last bit feels like cheating a bit since Balblair (my guess) and Royal Brackla are rather far apart. … Continue reading

Posted in Royal Brackla | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Balblair distillery

The second distillery we visited properly was Balblair. Ever since the Twitter tastings they have done through Alembic Comms/Edinburgh Whisky Blog I love the distillery. For some reason it is one I have never picked up though. Initially I was … Continue reading

Posted in - Distillery, Balblair | Tagged | 3 Comments

Balblair 1975, 46%, 2nd release

The last whisky from the Balblair Twitter tasting. A 1975 release, probably to make us all fall in love with the distillery (and who wouldn’t if they’re this generous!). Apparently they released batch 1 a few years ago and this … Continue reading

Posted in Balblair | Tagged | 2 Comments

Balblair 1990, Islay cask 1466, 50.4% – OB for Master of Malt

At first I was a tad confused by this whisky. An Islay cask used for a Highland whisky? What are they doing over there? It turns out this isn’t so rare at all with all kinds of distilleries doing this, … Continue reading

Posted in Balblair | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Balblair 1997-2012, 46%

Yesterday the guys at Alembic Communications (Lukasz from the Edinburgh Whisky Blog) and Balblair hosted another Twitter Tasting. Like in 2010 when they went for the first Balblair Twitter Tasting I was happy to be included. And also like in … Continue reading

Posted in Balblair | Tagged | 2 Comments