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.
I loved the 1989 but cannot justify the price of another at the moment. Anyone out there tried this at all - opinion?