Signatory

Blair Athol

1973

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 11
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Specifications
Brand: Blair Athol, Signatory
Expression: 1973
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Ripe, rich and clean, honey and kumquats take a delicious centre stage.
Palate: Immensely intense, the honey malt has first say before oak crushes all in its path. Miraculously, the malt re-emerges rich, biscuity and better than ever before.
Finish: Rumbling oak after-shocks do little to hamper the honeyed barley. Stunning.
Comment: It has been 20 years since I came across a BA this fine. There is an after life...
8.8
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Rummy cake. Hints of banana. Restrained sherry.
Palate: Sweeter, spicier cake (more gingery). Very rich and long. Good balance of dry smokiness.
Finish: Very distinct black treacle. Toasted nuts. Burnt crust on a cake.
Comment: Has matured superbly. I love the interplay of sweet and fruity, hot and dry. The orange colour distinguishes this from Signatory's earlier bottling.
8.0
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Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Highland, Scotland
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