Balblair 2003 Vintage 12 Year Old 46% 70cl

Lot: 003533 Reserve Price: No Reserve Watch
Distillery: Balblair
Age: 12 y/o
Vintage: 2003
Region: Highland
Bottler: Official
Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon
Bottle Strength: 46%
Bottle Size: 70cl
Distillery Status: Operational

Welcome to our Twenty-First Auction February 2019.

Balblair 2003 Vintage 12 Year Old 46% 70cl

Balblair’s location, just up the road from Glenmorangie, had long been known as the ‘parish of the peats’ for its abundant peat sources - little wonder it had been the site of illicit distilling long before Balblair’s ‘official’ 1790 founding date.  Despite being relocated and rebuilt in its entirety a century later, the distillery still uses the original water source, which provides a

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Description

Balblair’s location, just up the road from Glenmorangie, had long been known as the ‘parish of the peats’ for its abundant peat sources - little wonder it had been the site of illicit distilling long before Balblair’s ‘official’ 1790 founding date.  Despite being relocated and rebuilt in its entirety a century later, the distillery still uses the original water source, which provides a gentle peaty flavour to complement its rich spices, gentle soft fruits and grassy freshness.  The distillery’s recent production has eschewed age statements for ‘vintages’, resulting in a few cult favourites and collectable bottlings.

Official Bottling of Balblair.

2003 Vintage, orignally bottled 2015.

12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky.

Matured in American Oak ex-Bourbon barrels.

46% ABV, 70cl.

Condition

Good