The four new whiskies which will replace the brands existing core range bottlings, will all be age-stated and according to the brand will retain the distillery’s unmistakable true Highland character.
|The new age-stated Balblair core range|
The new Balblair core range bottlings, which are all bottled at 46% ABV, is comprised of: Balblair 12 Year Old: Matured in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and double-fired American oak casks. Balbliar 15 Year Old: Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by first-fill Spanish oak butts. Balbliar 18 Year Old: Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks, followed by first-fill Spanish oak butts. Balbliar 25 Year Old: Matured initially in American oak ex-bourbon casks then reshaped in Oloroso Spanish oak.
In a move away from the distillery’s current ‘vintage-only’ approach, the launch of their new core range collection signals a new era for Balblair. While each expression offers its own unique appeal, the series as a whole stays true to Balblair’s house style, following a gentle and considered approach with its focus firmly on quality over quantity – an attribute Balblair has become renowned for.
Commenting on the launch, John MacDonald, Distillery Manager at Balblair, said: “As one of the oldest working distilleries in the Scottish Highlands, Balblair has a long and rich history of crafting premium single malt Scotch whisky. We are proud of our heritage and we will continue to honour our centuries-old traditions, but we also look forward in a quiet pursuit of perfection. Our new collection is intrinsically linked to our heritage and is testament to the place and the people behind our whisky, while being emblematic of our ‘True Highland Spirit’.”
The new Balblair core range, will be available later this month from specialist retailers, with bottlings ranging in RRP from £45.00 and £500.00.
Posted by Steve Rush