Sunday, 9 February 2014

Balblair 97 - 2nd release - 46%

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.

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