Serge from Whisky Fun (14 Nov 2016):
Balblair 2000/2014 (53%, OB, exclusive to Switzerland, cask #0575)
Indeed, a single cask for our good friends (and neighbours) the
Colour: straw. Nose: it’s the 2005, only at a higher
strength, with a little more minerality. Apples, pears, clay, barley.
With water: and moist bread. Greengages. Mouth (neat): truly excellent.
Even more ‘barley eau-de-vie’ than the 2005, but with a deeper earthy
side, some rhubarb and kiwi, and touches of green pepper. Perhaps a
little tinned pineapple, one of the distillery’s markers in my book.
With water: and here come the citrus fruits. Grapefruit and lemon
Jell’Os, orange drops, lemongrass. Finish: medium, fruity, bright,
refreshing. In other words, more-ish. Comments: probably one of the most
‘natural’ malts out there. A very excellent young Balblair, in all its
naked glory. SGP:541 - 87 points.