Blair Athol 2009 DR

Overall rating
85.75/100
votes
4
Whiskybase ID
WB106437
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Cask Collection
Vintage
30.04.2009
Bottled
10.11.2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead + Sherry Hogshead Finish
Casknumber
700676
Number of bottles
180
Strength
59.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
CBSC4 03354
Barcode
5060056922065
Added on
16 jan 2018 3:02 pm by Candide
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57.32

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Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 2009 DR

2 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.75 points.

  1. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. karloff scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    I think I tasted a tiny and I mean tiny sample of this at the distillery and liked it. This was a generous sample courtesy of Peatbogger and rather liked this one. 
    • Nose
      Almonds, this is a strange one, it smells a bit like a veg gravy stock and a hint of ginger. A cocktail of spices that really clears the sinuses. Old Varnished wood, leather and coffee notes.
    • Taste
      This is really something to chew on. When you swill it around the front of your mouth it feels like a 40% but soon as it hits the back of the tongue and throat it really hits home and the flavours just burst. Again almonds, dates, spice with a little sweetness and rich moist tobacco.
    • Finish
      The finish is very long and the dryness in the mouth is almost overpowering but this isn't a bad thing for me as I like it extreme. It probably would put a lot of people off or some would simply add water. 

  3. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Unusual, interesting, I quite like it.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Given the young age, this may have been a poor bourbon cask atempted to be salvaged by a sherry finish, at least it makes an interesting profile.

    Creds to A.D.R. for a sober and telling tasting note on the packaging, so in contrast to all the marketing hype these days.
    • Nose
      The tasting note on the bottle is simple (no use of meaningless superlatives) but almost spot on for this one.

      Out in the sunshine it sparkles with strange tones of pale rose wine.

      And it's sweet dried apricots, tons of them, with an underlying note of cloves.

      Making up a rather unique and unusual nose.
    • Taste
      I feel the apricots carry over in the arrival that is very sweet.

      Definitely something nutty, not sure if it's almonds, maybe brazil. Some peppery spice.

      And we're in the neighbourhood of  strawberries, I get it more like raspberries with a bitter twist.
    • Finish
      Lingering past medium on fatty nuts and spice, still sweet.

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