Every Wednesday we welcome a new Dram to our pages.
This week is Balblair, a Higland coastal Malt . Located on the idyllic coast of the Dornoch Firth. This is a lovely dram that is getting harder and harder to get hold of.
If you go to The Haven in Boston they have the 1999.
With influence from both American and Spanish oak, this perfectly rounded Vintage is a true testimony to the craft of traditional whisky-making.
By 1895 the railway had come to Balblair bringing coal for the still and boiler and barley for the malting. To take advantage of the railway line the Distillery moved half a mile north to its current location.
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Aberfeldy is situated in the centre of Scotland and within the HIGHLAND designation for whisky, some five miles east of Loch Tay, it relies on the fresh water stream Pitilie Burn, which runs alongside the distillery. The area contains many landmarks amongst them the Kenmore Bridge, built by the 3rd Earl in 1774 and the view from it was the inspiration for Robert Burns’s poem on the chimney piece of the Kenmore Inn.
It is the largest malt whisky component of Dewar’s Blended Whisky.
Abefeldy distill the liquid in copper pots, handmade by the same family for over a century, then age it to perfection.
A light, pure single malt with heather honey and notes of pineapple, toffee and vanilla. With water, more honey appears plus a hint of apple.
Aberfeldy recently installed a wood burner to fire up the stills with green energy. One more reason why Aberfeldy tastes a little better.
The 16yr Old expression scored highly at the Whisky Trail tasting at The Haven up against stiff competition 6/18 gave it 5/5!
You can find Aberfeldy on the The Haven Scotch list. Summer/Fall
For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Some people travel to Ardbeg along the winding road from Port Ellen. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend. You can just come to The Haven and we’ll show you the way… 😉
Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It’s a whisky that’s worshipped around the world and has been named ‘World Whisky of the Year’ no less than 4 times out of the last 7 years…
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.
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