Last night (Tuesday December 3), I attended a tasting of Balblair vintages. We tasted five whiskies, 2003, 1997, 1990, 1983 and 1969, prefaced by a glass of Balblair’s base spirit.
The Lowland whisky claims to be the only triple-distilled single malt scotch whisky.
About Bordeaux Cask, Auchentoshan senior Jeremy Stephens said: “Different wood finishes are becoming increasingly popular but it’s pretty rare to find a whisky which has been 100% matured in wine so this is something very special.”
He advises the 1999 be drunk neat or only with a small amount of water.
Regarding Valinch, brand manager Hannah Fisher said: “For years we have been asked to create a non-chill filtered, cask strength edition of the acclaimed Classic expression so we’re delighted we can make that happen.”