So what do people think of the new Balblair lineup?
It looks like Elements, 10, 16 and 26 have disapeared, I have no idea about the older versions... what is a little annoying is the way the prices have gone up. A lot!
I had the opportunity to sample the 1997 and 1989 expressions this week and I was impressed. The packaging is good, distinctive but restrained enough, and the bottles are really nice. Okay, enough about the outside, what about the whiskies?
Sweetshop flavours, like old fashioned sweetshops with barley sugars and pineapple chunks. The 1997 benefitted from a drop of water, it took away a touch of spirit which wasn't on the nose but was there on the palate.
Overall I preferred the 1989, so I bought a bottle