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Overall rating
88.86/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB141090
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
HL 17194
Number of bottles
264
Strength
55.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Oct 2019 8:42 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 168.95

28 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1995 ED

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.86 points

  1. mr_barleycorn scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Nice clear sherry nose. A multitude of dark aromas pours out of the glass. There are ripe blackberries, plums, cherries, apricots, marzipan chocolate and some fresh wood. Far away, a single match is burning. Over time, coffee notes and a few herbs like mint and lavender are added. The nose immediately makes you want more!

    Taste: The Highlander shows its full 55.1% vol. On the tongue and comes with a lot of power. The berry fruit now fades into the background and dark chocolate is the first thing I turn off. There are also citrus aromas of an orange, marzipan, coffee, a little leather and a distinct spice of oak. I'm betting on European make. Nevertheless, no aroma takes over the scepter. The finesse of the aromas forms a nice contrast to the powerful appearance.

    Finish: Medium with a little orange, unsweetened espresso and a hint of oak.

    Conclusion: For just under 130 euros currently a no-brainer, as the saying goes. I am thrilled and glad that I kept a little more than the usual 5cl from the division. You definitely don't have an old school sherry malt here. Instead, however, a clear, modern malt that shows that there are also barrels that are not only bursting with aromas but also leave room for the malt. Very nice!

  2. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    nose
    Strong, dark, rather tart and spicy sherry. Strong but not alky. Chilli chocolate, dried figs, dates and some walnuts. There is also a slightly sour fruit note, pineapple, papaya, mango. Raisins and overall it gets sweeter. There is a lot to discover here, beautiful complexity.

    taste
    Soft but powerful, filling the mouth immediately. Back to spicy sherry with an oriental spice market, leather, chilli chocolate and dark forest honey. There is some pepper next to rum raisins. An eedig-nutty basic tone appears in the background.

    Exit
    Long and slightly alkaline, with pepper and tart, slightly bitter sherry. Still no sulfur, but some wood and leaves. Still nice dark sherry flavors.

    Conclusion
    A delicious, slightly dirty sherry malt that is strongly influenced by the barrel but has become a great bottling. The nose is very tasty.
    N-91, T-89, F-88 for a good 89 points
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. mema82 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I like this one with a few drops of water very much
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Immerenga scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    If the price were 70-90 € cheaper, I would be more at 2-4 points. Really tasty. Great wood influence. Delicious finish. That's the way it has to be

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