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Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Provenance
Vintage
2011
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 13378
Number of bottles
435
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Jul 2019 8:11 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 43,90

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 2011 DL

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. Beaty-Tang scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    If an independent bottler replenishes whisky at a young age, the question that always arises for me is: why is the cask bottled so early? And basically, I trust that the whisky, despite its young age, shows maturity and experience, so that you can let the "kid" alone.

    However, the Blair Athol would not have hurt a few years more experience at all. I find him very edgy and unbalanced. The ideal 46% also have a strong alcoholic effect. The sherry barrel shows little. After the first sip and some time in the air, beautiful and distinct, but rather ex-bourbon barrel ripening develop typical vanilla notes. Rather unexpected and inappropriate, but a nice consolation prize. All in all, the craftsmanship is of course not bad, but bottled too early and in the overall ranking simply out of round and not harmonious.

    The barrel would have had potential - why not leave it for a few more years and pump it instead at the age of 8 years on the market? Especially since Blair Athol over 12 years, not much on the market anyway ... Too bad!

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