James Eadie

Aged 8 Years, Small Batch

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 147
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Brand: Blair Athol, James Eadie
Expression: Aged 8 Years, Small Batch
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Back to the farmyard and the milking shed here. Hay, dusty barns, faint hits of unpasteurised milk, fields of turned earth and the sweetness of maturing cigar leaves.
Palate: Almost oak aged Chardonnay, very crisp with lots of green leafy notes. There's a clotted cream note heading into custard filled Danish pastries. Hints of citrus and unripe mango.
Finish: Very short with a slight acetate edge to it.
Comment: Admirable elements but let down by the finish slightly.
Taster   Mark Newton
Nose: Cream cheese, buttermilk instantly. Moves into vanilla territory. Haybarns, grass cuttings – dusty, malty, slightly vegetal, and lime marmalade.
Palate: Dry, herbal, and very leafy. Oily spirit with green apples and honey. Cheesecake, with ginger, creme brûlée. Dustiness returns, with candied fruits and lemon juice.
Finish: Feints showing, buttermilk returns, with green tea and floral honey.
Comment: Summer on the farm. Questionable casks, but the underlying spirit is lovely.
Visit the distillery
Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Highland, Scotland
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