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Mackays’ Malts – Start the New Year with Balblair!

Posted: December 20th, 2018 | Posted in: Mackays' Malts

Mackays are proud to start the New Year with the first release of the 2005-vintage Balblair single malt. Laid down in 2005 and bottled in 2015, the Northern Highlands distillery creates an enjoyable impression through the maturation in American oak ex-bourbon barrels.

Distillery Manager, John MacDonald, selected only a handful of these American oak casks to create this spiced expression. The distillery is one of the few to bottle by vintage rather than age, creating the signature texture of citrus tones.

Despite maintaining the signature bottle, the malt recreates the classic embodiment of Balblair’s house style. Providing a unique blend of sweet and spicy notes with hints of toffee and vanilla, the Balblair 2005 is required tasting for any malt lover!

Noted as a ‘ray of sunshine in a bottle’ be sure not to miss out on this months remarkable addition to Mackays bar!

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