Only a handful of American oak, ex-bourbon casks laid down in 2005 were selected by Distillery Manager John MacDonald to form this classic Balblair expression. Light, fruity and refreshing, this classic Vintage embodies Balblair's house style.
In this era of mergers and consolidations we go against the grain; an independent, Scottish owned and managed whisky company. We chose to step away from the corporate treadmill and short-term targets. Instead, we focus on the important things; making great whisky and enjoying life. The heart of our range, a landmark bottling. Our best casks selected and bottled under the careful eye of our Master Distiller Billy Walker.
Pour yourself a dram of 12-year-old expression and you’ll appreciate why they mature spirit entirely in the finest sherry oak casks. The luxury box reveals the stylish bottle, allowing the natural amber spirit to shine from within. You’ll taste the intense richness on the palate and enjoy the deep, long finish it delivers. So sit back and savour.
From the unrivalled cask stocks, this very rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky has been specially chosen to meet the exacting criteria of the selection panel. An unexceptional range of single malts bottled only for the connoisseur.
From your first sip of new 15-year-old expression, you’ll fully appreciate that time maturing exclusively in the finest sherry oak casks. You’ll taste the intense burst of vibrant summer fruits on the palate and enjoy the rewardingly long finish it delivers. Bottled at 46% volume, natural colour and un-chillfiltered.
Alluringly leftfield, enticingly off kilter, Smokehead is custom built for outsiders who will happily walk across fields of burning peat to find something real, something authentic, something unusual. Something that fits them perfectly. Salty and seaweedy, peppery and peaty, smoky and sweet, Smokehead is definitely that. And defiantly not for everyone.
Rich, fruity and spicy. Digestive biscuits, bananas, sweet sherry and spice. This is the taste of Scotland’s slowest distillation, matured in first-fill European and American oak Oloroso sherry casks, refill casks and bourbon barrels. It is then bottled as tradition insists: at cask strength, un-chillfiltered.
Billy Walker spends endless amounts of time in the GlenAllachie warehouses sampling across our range of casks, with over 40,000 on site it’s not a job for the faint hearted. However, it’s certainly time well spent when the results of his endeavours are tasted. After sampling this vast range of casks Billy was keen to showcase GlenAllachie bottled at natural strength