Review: Balblair, 1997 VintageJune 14th, 2010
There are three vintage Balblair whiskies that I know of (1975, 1991, and 1997), and only two are (finally) being imported to the U.S.–the younger two.
I also have a review sample of the 1991 vintage, and I will post up my review of it soon.
Balblair, 1997 Vintage, 43%, $65
Very fruity (peaches in syrup, pineapple, golden apple, sultana) and satisfyingly rich in texture, with coating vanilla, marzipan and a potpourri of dried spice (especially on the nose and finish of the palate). Great balance too. Nicely done!
Advanced Malt Advocate magazine rating: 88