One of the first Balblair Vintages ever released, Balblair 1997 was launched in March 2007. Although stock of this special Vintage left our warehouses long ago, why not create a flavour wheel and map the flavour characteristics of your favourite Balblair Vintages if you were lucky enough to enjoy this stunning dram.
Balblair 1997 is subtly amber in appearance with rose-golden highlights.
On the nose, the American oak barrels used in the distillate’s maturation, produce an inviting, spicy fragrance.
Hints of oak, spice and raisin combine with the sweetness of vanilla.
A long-lingering, creamy smooth finish.
Our Vintages are intriguingly complex and satisfying. We capture the intense esters at the start of the spirit cut to give our Vintages the core characteristics of apricots, oranges, spices, floral notes and green apples. The heavier oils and lipids at the end of the cut are also captured, giving leathery, nutty and full-bodied characteristics.