Nose: Fruit, crushed custard cream biscuits, pineapple, apples, kiwi fruit, bananas, fizzy Refreshers sweets and fruit salad chews.
Palate: Light and fruity with a touch of red liquorice, buttery pastry, light apple and an abundance of red berries.
Finish: Pepper, sour lemon, vanilla, orange oil, freshly cut grass and creamy panna cotta with a light dusting of sweet cinnamon,
Notes: A fresh and clean dram which might even convert non-whisky drinkers thanks to its light and complex characteristics. The Balblair 97 is beautifully balanced, is non-chill filtered, has no added colouring, is bottled at a robust 46% and is available at a very reasonable price. Wonderful.