Balblair 18 years is a rich and full-bodied whiskey characterized by a masterful balance between sweets, fruit, wood and spices. The maturation takes place initially in ex-bourbon casks before the transition is made to first-fill sherry butts. This last step adds additional layers of sweets to the 18 year old Balblair and provides character addition of extra depth. When pouring, the rich aroma of toffee and baked pear towards you, with light touches of leather balancing this. The taste is very well balanced with juicy notes of apricot, oak and creamy vanilla form a tasteful whole. A long and warming finish with soft notes of spices and raisins it off beautifully.