Liquid Gold Award - 2014
Jim Murray's Whisky Bible
What's in a name? Balblair 1997 - 2nd Release whisky is called whisky because it's produced in Scotland. Were it from America it would be spelled Balblair 1997 - 2nd Release whiskey, rather than 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.
A fine drink indeed. Given to me as a gift during deer hunting camp it was a hit with those in attendance. A wonderful Scotch that has a finish unsurpasssed by any other. A must have.
16th December 2013
Just had a bottle of this and it has been a very pleasant surprise. 1997 has more sweetness and it is more sophisticated than your regular Highland Whisky, but it still has those warming, strong characteristics, typical to region. Interesting one!
28th September 2013
I loved the 1989 but cannot justify the price of another at the moment. Anyone out there tried this at all - opinion?
30th April 2013