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Blair Athol 12-year-old

Overall rating
85.88/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB136574
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
23.10.2018
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L8296CM005
Barcode
5000387405318
Added on
08 Aug 2019 10:59 pm by lonespirit

Average value

€ 63.43

5 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

72 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.88 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. djmaxliving scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    The nose begins pleasant with a traditional bourbon cask notes, but after a few minutes begins to detract with unsubtle components including intense oak and spice.

    82 Max
    • Nose
      85 85
      Apricot, pineapple, apple peel, polish, bee wax, mint, tropical fruits, honey, fudge & lime zest.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Spice, herbs, pepper and oak.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Long finish with bursts of spice and mixed in-between strong bitter oakiness, considering the age.

  3. Merl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Lukas_Kiene scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Interesting malt, after the first smell there was a bit of euphoria! Very nice aroma, full, balanced and 'ripe'. With the 43% increasingly holding back, but really nice! But then unfortunately the taste flattens out. So couldn't completely convince me. A real shame! But overall solid.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Great voluminous malty-sweet and fruity nose. Then quickly turns into some dry grain and rather boiled-down fruit notes. Apple compote and some plum. Delicate dry spices like a hint of cinnamon complement each other with light caramel and baked apple. After a while, some dusty wood and minimal dry herbs will come through. Then becomes a bit more one-dimensional and more reserved, the initial volume breaks down into a wonderful lightness and balance. The fruits get a little fresher, some citrus and a touch of chocolate join them. I like it very much.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Relatively smooth and slightly oily texture with a hint of spiciness. The tongue is covered with a slight tingling, but negligibly due to the 43%. The fruits come through a bit again, this time a bit drier. A pleasant wood note joins it. A little chocolate comes through, a slight subliminal caramel sweetness is accompanied by a hint of tart citrus notes. Somehow seems older than he is, but he definitely lacks a bit of expressiveness. Looks a bit too one-dimensional.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Rather dry, spicy finish with a hint of tart herbs. A really minimal bitterness complements the whole thing quite nicely. The fruits come through again a bit, dry, tart and slightly sweet. Overall, however, rather unspectacular and again very one-sided. Doesn't linger very long either.

  5. PeterBlair scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Raspberry candy, toffee, vanilla, eucalyptus, petroleum, caramel
    • Taste
      86 86
      Timid sweet development of taste, becoming full-bodied
    • Finish
      86 86
      Getting drier with a delicate smokiness

  6. michaelkawka scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    N: vanilla, salt, green apple, citrus, dry, oak, caramel, nicely balanced after adding water: wax, sweetness, honey, sweet fruit, vanilla, apple
    S: oak, salt, pepper, bitter, dry, spices
    F: vanilla, oak, cocoa

  7. Derufus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Glass: a hoop
    20 minutes to breathe.
    Aromatics: wax polish for furniture, dried fruits from apples and apricot, oak, citric acid and bitter crust ...
    Taste: whisky in the standard perception of the layman - nothing special, watery, the predominance of dried fruits and woody notes
    Finish: mediocre with wood / oak bitterness ...
    82

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