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Balblair 1997

Tropical fruit salad

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@yossiyitzakReview by @yossiyitzak

30th Oct 2009

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I've got a couple of twitter buddies from the Holyland who, knowing that I'm into the sweeter drams, suggested this one to me. They've not steered me wrong yet so I decided to listen to their suggestion and pick up a bottle.

This one is not available in the US because it's not a 750ml bottle, rather a 70cl. Why the US will not accept bottles at the 70cl volume is just dumb and beyond me. Luckily, there are some good sops in the UK that do ship to the states so I got my bottle anyway. Ha, take that America!

On the nose - pineapple, right away. Some sweet melon, think casaba and a little bit of spice, like a gum drop spice.

Palate - Waves of fresh fruit. So refreshing. Really, unlike any sweeter dram I've ever had. These are all more tropical fruits (no apples, pears, etc... that you usually get from American Oak). Oakiness comes through now

Finish - Medium-long, spicy, some oak and the tiniest hint of smoke (could be in my head).

This stuff is so refreshing, you could forego brushing your teeth at night (or in the morning, if that's your thing) and just get a dram of this stuff!

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2 comments

@galg
galg commented

indeed very odd they dont want 700 Cl bottles. which shop did u order from? happy u liked this josh

10 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook commented

Sounds fascinating - I've added it to my now almost never-ending wish list...

10 years ago 0

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