Blair Athol
8.7

Blair Athol

Aged 23 Years, Special Release

ABV 58.4%

A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

Mark Newton

Specification

Blair Athol

Brand

Aged 23 Years, Special Release

Expression

Single Malt

Type

23

Age (Years)

58.4%

ABV

Highland

Region/Country

Standard (Distillery or blended)

Bottling Type

Tasting Notes

Mark Newton

Taster

Nose: Lovely. Figs, damsons and raisins with strawberry jam. Morello cherries with burnt toffee and maple syrup. Pine needles and black tea.

Palate: Zippy as hell, with a thin, potent texture that almost injects the flavours – strawberry jam and cherryade, with citrus, prunes and again the maple syrup. Assam tea and peppermint towards the end.

Finish: Long and spicy, with a peppermint zing, burnt toffee and salted caramel.

Comment: A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

Score: 8.8

Rob Allanson

Taster

Nose: Prickly at first, a little sulphur and meaty. Then goat's cheese and honey on oatcakes. Some gentle orange sherbert, rum and raisin icecream notes. Quite autumnal. Spices build with long pepper and a clove edge.

Palate: Rich, big sweetness, a heavily spiced custard pastry. That orange citrus note emerges with vanilla fudge too. Dark honey.

Finish: Fizzy orange sweets, a little sour at first then sweetness explodes with aplomb.

Comment: Easy on the water, a touch tames the zip and reveals great layers at play.

Score: 8.6

8.7
Overall Score

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