Balblair 1979 Scottish Malt Whisky Society 70.1 Bottled 1989

Balblair 1979 Scottish Malt Whisky Society 70.1 

This Balblair whisky was distilled in 1979 and bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky society as the first cask from the SMWS.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society began in 1978 with a group of friends, initiated by Phillip Hills, who purchased a cask from Glenfarclas together. The success of this cask purchase led to a small bottling run, and today Glenfarclas still holds the SMWS code 01. The group of friends expanded to a small, informal society, and more cask purchases were made, each bottled and distributed among the group. As private bottlings, these bottles couldn't carry the names of the distilleries on the labels and so the code system was devised. In 1983, just 5 years after that first cask purchase, the group had established itself as a public membership society and purchased its first property, The Vaults.

Balblair is a highland distillery located in Edderton, Ross-shire. The distillery has been in operation since 1790 and, despite a rebuild in a second location in 1895, continues to use its original water source, the Ault Dearg burn. The Balblair Distillery was in the hands of the Ross family until 1894 when Alexander Cowan took over the tenancy. Balblair eventually came under the ownership of Inver House Distillers Limited whose group includes Knockdhu, Old Pulteney, and Balmenach.

Retail price:  Not currently available at retail in the UK 

This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

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Cyprus (CY) – £35
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Finland (FI) – £35
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Ireland (IE) – £25
Luxembourg (LU) – £25
Monaco (MC) – £30
Malta (MT) – £35
Netherlands (NL) – £25
Norway (NO) – £40

ASIA & PACIFIC

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Macau (MO) – £50
Singapore (SG) – £50
Taiwan (TW) – £50
Japan (JP) – £50
Malaysia (MY) – £50
Republic of Korea (South Korea) (KR) – £50
Australia (AU) – £40
New Zealand (NZ) – £50

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If payment is received out of office hours then the bottle(s) will be shipped the next working day.

Orders shipped to the UK will be sent 24 hour delivery. Delivery times worldwide will vary depending on the shipping destination. Please contact us for specific timings for your required shipping address.

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If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

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We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

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If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

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    Distillery: Balblair
    Region: Highland
    Bottler: The Scotch Malt Whisky Society
    Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
    Age:
    Vintage: 1979
    Bottled: 1989
    ABV: 63.7%
    Volume: 75cl

    Balblair 1979 Scottish Malt Whisky Society 70.1 

    This Balblair whisky was distilled in 1979 and bottled by the Scotch Malt Whisky society as the first cask from the SMWS.

    The Scotch Malt Whisky Society began in 1978 with a group of friends, initiated by Phillip Hills, who purchased a cask from Glenfarclas together. The success of this cask purchase led to a small bottling run, and today Glenfarclas still holds the SMWS code 01. The group of friends expanded to a small, informal society, and more cask purchases were made, each bottled and distributed among the group. As private bottlings, these bottles couldn't carry the names of the distilleries on the labels and so the code system was devised. In 1983, just 5 years after that first cask purchase, the group had established itself as a public membership society and purchased its first property, The Vaults.

    Balblair is a highland distillery located in Edderton, Ross-shire. The distillery has been in operation since 1790 and, despite a rebuild in a second location in 1895, continues to use its original water source, the Ault Dearg burn. The Balblair Distillery was in the hands of the Ross family until 1894 when Alexander Cowan took over the tenancy. Balblair eventually came under the ownership of Inver House Distillers Limited whose group includes Knockdhu, Old Pulteney, and Balmenach.

    Retail price:  Not currently available at retail in the UK 

    This bottle is being sold by a client who has appointed Mark Littler LTD to act as their agent. The seller is not a VAT registered business and there is no VAT included in the purchase price nor is there any VAT to pay.

    Shipping & Returns

    Shipping Within The UK

    Free shipping is available for all orders within the United Kingdom.

    Shipping Worldwide

    We can ship worldwide. Please see below for specific destinations and prices, or if your destination is not listed then please contact us at [email protected] for a custom shipping price.

    EUROPE

    Switzerland (CH) – £35
    Cyprus (CY) – £35
    Germany (DE) – £30
    Finland (FI) – £35
    Guernsey (GG) – £25
    Ireland (IE) – £25
    Luxembourg (LU) – £25
    Monaco (MC) – £30
    Malta (MT) – £35
    Netherlands (NL) – £25
    Norway (NO) – £40

    ASIA & PACIFIC

    Hong Kong (HK) – £50
    Macau (MO) – £50
    Singapore (SG) – £50
    Taiwan (TW) – £50
    Japan (JP) – £50
    Malaysia (MY) – £50
    Republic of Korea (South Korea) (KR) – £50
    Australia (AU) – £40
    New Zealand (NZ) – £50

    AMERICAS

    USA – We can ship to the following states . Prices start at £45:

    Alaska (anchorage only), California, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming.

    How Long Does Shipping Take?

    Once an offer has been accepted and payment received your whisky will shipped the same day if in office hours (Monday – Friday 8.30am to 5.oopm).

    If payment is received out of office hours then the bottle(s) will be shipped the next working day.

    Orders shipped to the UK will be sent 24 hour delivery. Delivery times worldwide will vary depending on the shipping destination. Please contact us for specific timings for your required shipping address.

    Returns Policy

    Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving your item.

    If you intend to return an item please contact us immediately by emailing [email protected] and state:

    – Why you are returning the item.
    – Where you are based.
    – What packaging/shipping/insurance you will have in place or if you would like us to arrange this (see below for costs).

    Items must be returned in the same condition in which they were received.

    If you choose to arrange to return an item yourself you must ensure your packaging is suitable. Ideally this should be equal to or in excess of the standard of packaging used in the original shipping. You are responsible for insurance of the bottle when shipping it back to us, proof of postage must be obtained.

    Fully insured, UK return shipping and suitable packaging can be arranged for £15. For international returns please contact us for a quote.

    Once the item is received the item will be fully inspected by our experts and any discrepancies will result in the item being returned to you (at your cost) and the refund being denied.

    Once the item’s condition has been verified, refunds will be sent via BACS to the account from which we received original payment. Other accounts cannot be credited.

     
    About & Reviews

    We are one of the largest established whisky brokerages in the UK and have brokered millions of pounds of bottles and casks since 2016.

    Our store opens a new chapter in our brokerage journey as we look to bridge the gap between auction and retail prices for collectable whisky.

    You can buy with confidence thanks to our hundreds of verified reviews across Google, Facebook and Yell.

    If you would like additional references or have any questions at all about our services then please email [email protected]

    If you have a bottle you are looking to sell then please contact us via our online form here.

    Age Verification

    You must be over 18 to purchase this product.

    We have use an age verification process provided by VerifyMyAge. We will not sell to persons that do not meet the age restrictions for this product and by agreeing to purchase this product through our shop you hereby consent to the processing of your personal data for age verification purposes.

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