Enjoy the new Balblair Vintage 2005 this Burns Night – Vintages timed to perfection
Celebrate Scotland’s national hero this Burns Night by raising a dram of the brand new and long awaited Vintage 2005 from Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. With each Balblair Whisky expression released only when at the peak of perfection, the Vintage 2005 is the dram to celebrate with this Burns Night.
Enjoy the best of Robert Burns’ poems whilst savouring flavours of the unique 2005 Vintage. Sparkling gold in colour and full of character, this expression displays the classic Balblair house aromas of green apple, ground spices and honey on the nose with hints of sweet toffee and a deliciously spicy long finish on the palate. Furthermore, its notes of ground spice and oaky vanilla make it the perfect accompaniment to the traditional Burns Night supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.
And, if you’re really looking to impress friends, why not treat them to a tasting of the full range of stunning, Balblair whiskies, including the citrus and spicy Vintage 1999, the toffee and raisins found in Vintage 1990 and the honeyed Vintage 1983.
As the only whisky to be released exclusively in Vintages, choose the first release of Balblair 2005 to make this Burns Night one to remember.
Balblair Vintage 2005 Tasting Notes
Balblair Vintage 2005 1st Release (£43) is matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels imparting notes of oaky vanilla, leather and oranges with a hint of fragrant cut flowers and smoke. Full bodied with the classic aromas of fresh green apples, ground spices and honey on the nose, Balblair’s signature style of citrus orchards is followed by intense sweetness of toffee and vanilla rounded off by a deliciously spicy, long finish.
Balblair Vintage 2005 – Where and how
Stockists: Royal Mile Whiskies, The Whisky Shop, The Whisky Exchange, Master of Malts (online), selected Oddbins & independent specialists