Balblair 1990

By Neil Brotherston Sunday 25th Jan, 2015

There are certain days throughout the year, when you feel it is right to crack open one of the more luxurious bottles you have in your drinks cabinet. Your birthday, a wedding anniversary, a poker night with the chaps, Christmas, New Year….and if you’re a proud Scot like me….Burns Night.

You can’t just drink any old dram on burns night. As good old Rabbie Burns’ favourite drink, it would be an insult to him and his work to drink anything but the best to celebrate his life. As he put it himself – ‘O thou, my muse! Guid auld scotch drink.’

It was his muse…..and it’s our muse too. And that’s where Balblair Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky comes in. We can think of no better tipple to accompany our Haggis, Neeps and Tatties with while we raise a glass to lassies.

The Balblair Vintage 1990 Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky is the ultimate indulgence to make your Burns Night a real celebration -A fitting tribute to the legendary man that is Robert Burns.

Balblair is the only Scotch on the market to be released exclusively in Vintages. That means you can be assured that you are always getting a unique and very special tipple when you buy Balblair. And at a price of £90 you’d hope so. But don’t let the price put you off….you really do get what you pay for.


Balblair Vintage 1990 2nd release is matured in American Oak ex-bourbon casks. However, that is not all…..there is added Spanish Oak ex-sherry butts. This produces a quite unique flavour that creates a richness and quality to this whisky that is hard to find.

Both spicy and sweet on the palate, there are clear notes of toffee, honey and raisins that create an incredibly rich and long lasting finish with a smoothness that is fitting for a drink to celebrate the smooth or should I say straight-talking Mr Robert Burns.

So if you were struggling to choose that special drink for your Burns night celebrations, then look no further. It’s Balblair 1990 2nd Release. Anything else wouldn’t be doing Rabbie justice.

Now we hope we don’t have to tell you how to drink this. A whisky of this quality and of this heritage should be consumed as it is in the bottle….so pull up a whisky tumbler, pour yourself a generous measure and raise a glass to Robert Burns.

Here’s to Rabbie.

Stockists include Balblair’s online shop at, where you can buy Balblair 1990 second release for a price of £90.