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Overall rating
90.19/100
votes
56
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
21.10.1988
Bottled
20.07.2017
Stated Age
28 years old
Casktype
Wine Treated Butt
Casknumber
6930
Number of bottles
540
Strength
60.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944094011
Added on
02 Sep 2017 4:41 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 360.00

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1988 SV

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.19 points

  1. Макс scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  2. Segens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Another excellent Blair Athol which has a perfect balance of cask & distillery character. Very very nice and a must have tried!
    • Nose
      The wine is decent in the back but it is present. Red fruits show up
    • Taste
      The red fruits play with honey sweetness. Alcohol super implemented. Great dram!
    • Finish
      Very nice long finish!

  3. Fassstärke scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance sheet (22) To my taste (90)
    • Nose
      Rotten fruits, strange brave notes, pastries (fresh) ... but the aroma is powerful, thick ... even sticky. Salt and honey, a baked apple and a scrap of dohlatina.Old spices, leather, wooden board. (23)
    • Taste
      Sweet-spicy.Fruits, wax, pepper (23)
    • Finish
      Finish sweet, compote of dried fruits and spices, cream and date. (22)

  5. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A malt to drink. But I don't necessarily have to have it in the glass again. Sounds probably hard now, but I would have expected something else in the average rating.
    But of course he's not bad.
    • Nose
      The over 60% can already be heard, but not penetrating. But he opens with water. Red fruits. Are more berries like not quite ripe strawberries and raspberries. A few of them are moldy and fermented a little. Even freshness. Sage. Seasoning like nutmeg also comes through.
    • Taste
      Sweetness at first. Aronia honey. Glucose. In addition mineral notes. In addition, tart and hearty notes spread. Game ragout with cranberries. Then a certain fruity bitterness. Blood orange.
    • Finish
      Tonic water with blueberries. Tree bark. Wet gravel.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasted in tandem with its twin (WB ID 97735).

    Same refill-y character as its sister bottling, but this one is a bit sweeter on the nose, and I can't detect any sulphur at all, which isn't necessarily a good thing in this context. Fruity and sweet: peaches and berries. More winey than its counterpart. Clearly perceptible, but subdued wood, nicely resiny. Very good nose, but not a total knockout, rather like a lighter, fruitier, well-sherried Glenfarclas.

    Like its sister cask, this, to my mind, needs water. Diluted, a highly welcome herbal element comes out along with the savory notes (beef stock, all kinds of umami) that I already found in the other bottling. I'm gonna say: parsley. Very nice; this really benefits from some water and some time to settle.

    Meaty, dark and robust on the tongue, with burnt caramel and thick gravy. I think this one is actually better on the palate: less rubbery, more herbal, a bit deeper and more complex. Finishes perhaps a tad more interesting than its twin due to the additional herbal aspect.

    Quality-wise, it's a toss-up: this one boasts the better palate, the other one is more interesting on the nose. Both are very good, substantial drinking whiskies, and not only for those who would like to know what this paxarette business was all about.

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