Balblair 15yo 46% official bottling. Very dark orange. Aroma suggests wine casks. Dried raspberry, earth, mostly red fruit, some dense stone fruit, not a trace of spirit or a rough edge. Slight vanilla suggesting custard and some trifle. Outstanding clarity of delivery in the aroma. Taste is juicy, lots more deep fruity notes, extremely clean spirit and rounded cask character. It's good. I mean it's a very good commercial malt. Loads of fruity cask character with a subtle smoke. The oak isn't showing up offensively and yet it's very cask-led. The quality is great; perhaps the character is not that complex, and it does feel a little watery and un-challenging at times, but it's very well-judged and they took a good decision in not watering it down further. 50% ABV would be really great here. Subtle peat lingers. Very well done. A lesson in balance.