Berrys' Own Selection

Blair Athol

1974

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 69
Specifications
Brand: Blair Athol, Berrys' Own Selection, Berry Bros. & Rudd
Expression: 1974
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 69
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Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Deep. Big. The sherry influence is temperate and enhances beautifully the oaky notes. Elegant,luscious.Dried apricot,candied orange. Cloves.
Palate: The same luscious sensation. Round, caressing.Exotic fruit. Passion fruit and mango. Develops on spices.
Finish: Spicy,pepper dust. A touch of burnt wood. Nutty aftertaste.
Comment: What an intriguing dram ! The best of sherry in a complex and refined expression. Gets close to an oldcognac. No water,please.
8.8
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Scented and musky with dried flower mint and marzipan with a smear of varnish. Water brings out baked apple and dried fruit.Rich and mellow.
Palate: Direct,showing some age. A hint of soap at the front but not unpleasantly so. Richly fruited but refreshing.Dry leaves and slightly grippy.
Finish: Dry, bosky
Comment: Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.
8.3
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