They bothered to put a vintage on the bottle (age is calculable) rather than create a fancy name and equal fancy story around this whisky. No instead Balblair gives you a natural coloured whisky with a vintage. I have to praise them for that.
I’ve tasted this in a horizontal tasting of the 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2004. They are all quite similar but not the same.
A fresh, young, fruity and subtle whisky with aromas of fresh fruits, red apple, pear, pineapple, green banana, floral tones, vanilla, acacia honey, cumarine, yeast, toasted brad, cereals, mineral tones (some chalk), barley sugar and a hint of oak.
A fresh, spicy and youngish whisky with aromas of lemon peels, white pepper, malt, barley sugar, hint of licorice root, vanilla, honey, cinnamon, ginger, tannins (not to much), subtle toffee, cardboard, some floral tones and dry oak.
A medium long and drying finish with aromas of bitter lemon peels, hint of orange, barley sugar, cinnamon, honey, tannins, and dry oak