1993 Gordon & MacPhail Balblair Cask 1969 53.6%

The world’s leading whisky experts at Gordon & MacPhail have chosen a single cask from the Balblair Distillery and bottled it exclusively for FINE+RARE. This Highland single malt whisky was distilled in June 1993 and aged in cask number 1969, a heavily-charred first fill Bourbon barrel. The cask spent the most of its life at Balblair, but was moved to Gordon & MacPhail’s Elgin warehouse in the heart of Speyside for its last three years, making it quite unique from most Balblair. Bottled in September 2016 at 23 years old and a cask strength of 53.6% ABV, the barrel yielded just 202 bottles making this an incredibly rare dram. But what makes it even rarer is that Balblair, who favour producing vintage whiskies, only released their 2013 in Russia. This is therefore a fleeting opportunity to sample the spoils of that particular year.


Please Note: this whisky is available to private customers only.

Size Availability? price? Qty
£250.00 DP

Colour: Dark gold.

Nose: Sweet vanilla, apple and fresh lemon aromas followed by toasted malt.

Palate: Sweet and smooth with desiccated coconut, banana and apple flavours, complemented by a menthol edge.

Finish: Sweet with lingering ripe exotic fruits.

Elegant, approachable and remarkably fresh for its 23 years, this unpeated single malt deftly carries its cask strength. The palate is an artful combination of delicacy and depth of flavour. Vanilla, coconut, balsa, heather honey, malted milk biscuits and soft souk spices, intermingled with crisp citrus and the classic ripe tropical fruit indicative of Balblair. The kind of dram that can see you through all four seasons; warming enough for the coldest winter’s night, but equally as refreshing on a warm summer’s evening. Oct 2016


FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
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FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).

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