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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol Batch 5 TBWC
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.71 points
- an incredible fruit bomb we have here!
I have a lot of apple and pear in the nose mouth and very long also in the finish - it is like a real slice of apple remains on your tongue and does not vanish - really special summer dram and a gorgeous fruit basket
Generally on this release - is it worth 115€ for 0,5L ... well there are probably better drams than this one for 150€ a bottle but it is really special and aren't we always looking for special releases .. therefore this one I will remember forever and therefore is worth its current price tag (which I cannot always sign for Boutique releases to be honest)
Very lovely nose. Fruity. Red apples, apricots and Passion fruit. Oranges in the background. A nice layer of honey. Caramel. And a hint of vanilla. Later also mint and ginger appear.
Nice and oily. Fresh pineapple juice. A hint of pink grapefruit. Oranges. But also some oak here. There’s vanilla. A cinnamon bun and some liquorice. Nutty from time to time. And slightly peppery.
Mid-long and slightly dry. Honey. Cinnamon, liquorice and a hint of caramel. A faint hint of passion fruit here too.
- Notes taken from my blog, moredramslessdram.com
The initial nose is quite fruity, with orange, peach, passion fruits and red fruits. A floral and grassy side is also present, with mashed mint leafs and roses.
The arrival is very spicy on chilli-pepper and ginger, quite a bite from the alcohol though it’s “only” 51.5% abv. When the spices tone down, a touch of bitterness is revealed with grapefruit and very dark chocolate, some oak and a splash of coffee. The texture becomes a bit creamy over time, almost waxy after a long moment in the mouth. Following sips keep a spicy arrival but with a brief sweetness just before the spices come full on again. There may be hints of nuts and liquorice but hidden behind a huge wall of spices, they’re hard to find. After reduction, the spices are still quite present, but dark chocolate steps forward.
Fruity with apple, liquorice and hints of oak, but not very long