Insider knowledge: Balblair 1997 whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Balblair 1997 whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Crisp, herbal, berries and barley, nutty vanilla.
Palate: Sweet, a little earthen quality with a fruity robustness. More vanilla, but now creamier, and gently infused with the oak.
Finish: Silken with warm pastries.
Exquisite body full of resonance this malt is absolutely a dream to mein pallet. Pah.
9th December 2013
I don´t believe none of these guys can appreciate such an exquisite single malt... delightful delivery, smooth and vanilla to the palate.... incredibly smooth for a relatively young malt... I regularly taste Macallan, Dalwhinnie, Glenfiddich, Glenlivet, Chivas 18 and Buchanan's 18... or maybe a Gold Label... and one of my favourites is Caol Ila 12... but this Balblair is a truly delicious liquor for anyone. Newbies or more Refined Malt Drinkers. This Malt is worth every single Pound or Penny you pay for, if you know Malt, otherwise just go with a $25 Bells. But if you want something delicious and give yourself a treat BALBAIR is a great choice! And that´s THE TRUTH!
22nd October 2012
Kinda disappointing, way to young and both nose and palate is way to strong.
It tastes nothing like 21 years old Glenfarclas.
13th October 2010
There's too little in the nose and the delivery in the palate is also not that much.
16th February 2010
This is very good stuff! Almost as good as the 89'!
10th February 2010