Nose: Sweet vanilla and cracked black pepper. Hints of freshly baked bread, cookie dough ice cream and seed cake. More than a hint of lemon juice too.
Palate: Lemon drizzle cake and fresh zest too. A lovely malty core provides a solid backbone for this medium-bodied dram. Baking spices appear.
Finish: Long finish with creamy vanilla, parma violets, bourbon barrel char and firm oak.
Overall: Not as full-bodied as some of the other whiskies in the range, this Balblair is a lighter, more fragrant malt. Delicious.