Through plenty of oxidizing in the bottle it developed sweeter characters and gained a sweeter note.
However, this Balblair is all about the cask and displays little of the distillery. It is an old style of whisky which you either love or hate.
Nose is fantastic, palate and finish and overly flawed.
Oh it's a stinker, a giant wall of sulphur and baby sick smacks you in the face!
Time saves the day, there's a creamy element in there, some vanilla notes popping forward bringing with it toffee, namely cinder toffee and some ginger spice.
Fairly oily, palate is large but it is overpowered with sulphur notes. Holding on the palate the spice comes through in the way of Jamaican ginger cake. Then signs of classic sherry with cinnamon coated raisins and sultanas. Old oak becomes more prominent with time. However, throughout the journey a constant hovering of rotten eggs fails to step down.
Caramel, old oak and as you would expect plenty sulphur. Definitely a long finish which is on the dirty dirty side.