Blair Athol

12 Years Old

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 11
Specifications
Brand: Blair Athol
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
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Blair Athol Distillery, Pitlochry, Perthshire, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Creamy, nutty, lightly peaty.
Palate: Full-bodied. Decidedly silky-smooth. Spiced cake. Candied lemon peels. Lots of flavour development.
Finish: Smoky, rooty, treacly. Impeccable balance between sweetness and dryness.
Comment: The obvious sherry ageing really suits Blair Athol. It is a malt that matures quickly, and this is very sophisticated for its age. A lovely whisky.
7.8
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: A clean, uncomplicated and rather sweet sherry aroma partially smothers a slightly off-key sub strata.
Palate: Again more massive sweet sherry and surprisingly smoky amid the malt.
Finish: A bitter, rather sharp finale which becomes increasingly dry.
Comment: About as uncomplicated as it gets. Has improved on recent years, though.
7.3
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