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Balblair whisky reviews

Balblair distillery
Northern Highlands region
Founded in 1790, currently active
Owned by Inver House Distillers
www.balblair.com

Balblair 10 yo (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, late 1980’s) – 84/100

Balblair 1973 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve 1995)

Balblair 1983 (46%, OB 2013, 1st release) – 89/100

Balblair 1990 (55,1%, OB 2012, Islay cask #1463, +/- 150 btl.) – 90/100

Balblair 1997 (43%, OB 2008) – 81/100

Balblair 2000 (43%, OB 2010) – 81/100

Balblair 2000 (53%, OB 2014, second fill barrel #1350)
Balblair 2000 (52,4%, OB 2014, second fill peated cask #0191)
Balblair 2000 (53,1%, OB 2014, first-fill European oak Oloroso butt #1345)

Balblair 2002 (46%, OB 2013) – 80/100

Balblair 2003 (46%, OB 2013, first release) – 78/100

Balblair distillery visit – 10/05/2012
Balblair 2001 (46%, OB 2011, 1st release)
Balblair 1989 (46%, OB 2012, 3rd release)
Balblair 1978 (46%, OB 2008)

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