Balblair 1997 1st Release
Balblair // Highlands, Scotland
In March of 2007, Balblair began to release vintage dated whiskies exclusively. The 1997 was among the first of three vintages released. While this distillery doesn't offer up age statements, release dates are given. A second release of this vintage became available in September of 2012. If a 2nd or 3rd vintage has been released, this is clearly stated on the bottle.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask Type1st fill ex-bourbon
"The nose shows cereal and beer-y/yeasty notes along with a touch of mint. As you taste, the flavors deepen to chocolate and coffee and maybe a bit of raw apple. The finish returns to sweet dark floral honey and is of decent length. "