On the eye the Balblair 1997 is a deep golden amber colour in appearance. The nose is covered in aromas of tropical fruits including bananas, pineapples, green apples, oranges and apricots. A sent of honey creeps through followed by vanilla and butterscotch.
On the palate it is initially sweet with a hint of spice and full bodied, this reflects the time the whisky spent maturing in first filled American, ex-bourbon oak barrels. The finish is long, spicy and perfectly poised for this exceptional vintage.
|Cask Finish||american oak cask|