HIGHLAND single malt whisky Balblair has unveiled one of its oldest expressions with the launch of its 1969 Vintage.
The successor to Balblair’s 1965 Vintage, the 1969 batch is limited to 999 bottles. Bottled at 41.4% ABV, the liquid has been aged in American oak, ex-bourbon remade hogshead casks.
The spirit was distilled in February 1969, using the distillery’s old coal-fired stills. Tasting notes describe the malt as spicy, fragrant and floral, with notes of lemons, apples, bananas and toffee, and flavours of green apple, banana, pear and orange.
Distillery manager John MacDonald described the expression as an “extraordinary, venerable vintage”.
Image – Only 999 bottles of the ‘69 are available.