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Overall rating
86.42/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
05.03.2010
Bottled
21.04.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Red Wine Barrique
Casknumber
300870
Number of bottles
240
Strength
56.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Apr 2020 5:38 pm by niskat
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.73

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 2010 WhB

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.42 points

  1. Emsmalt scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Currants, pastries with almond slivers, vanilla, dried tobacco leaves like those used for a hand-rolled cigar. The alcohol is present but not disturbing. The wood aromas also form a harmonious overall structure.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Mashed currants explode in the mouth like a creamy fruit spread. The 56.5% vol. Are now showing their presence and pushing a wave of vanilla and tobacco flavors around.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long with liquorice root, liquorice, tobacco and vanilla.

  2. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    A lot of young Blair Athols have been released lately, I tasted a couple of them and I have a bottle of this. I honestly like it and for a classic whiskybroker price it was well worth the buy.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The nose starts quite intense with cookie dough and cheesecake, this is immediately followed by other sweet notes like vanilla, and dark sugar. I also get tobacco, pepper and leather in the nose, which makes up for quite an interesting combination in the nose. The alcohol is present but well integrated.
    • Taste
      87 87
      It clearly shows its power here. But all is well integrated and tasty.

      starts of with a lot of vanilla and again the afformentioned cookie dough, immediately followed by ripe tropical fruits, you can clearly feel the cask strength now as it starts burning a bit. Settles for chocolate cocoa and bananas and also a little leather and tobacco note.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Very long and well balanced finish.

      As you would expect from the barrel combination but still very interesting. Starts with dark chocolate and cocoa notes, followed by ripe tropical fruits, cookie dough and vanilla. Afterwards you clearly get the oak influence even more with a slight bitterness that again goes in the tobacco and leather direction

  3. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    The malt really needs patience. But then it knows how to please with a great tobacco and sweet nougat note on the nose. The taste is also fruity and still tobacco-oriented. Delicious. With water, the tobacco aromas decrease in both smell and taste, but it becomes sweeter and more balanced. All in all a very nice example of a successful red wine barrel matured malt.
    • Nose
      87 87
      The color of Blair Athol is, probably due to the red wine barrel, a beautiful gold with a slight red cast. Without water, the alcohol content of 56.6% is noticeable in the nose by a slight stinging. Otherwise, he is rather cautious at the beginning. You need a little patience for the flavors to develop. Then red and dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries appear. Tobacco leaves begin to caress the fruity berry notes. All of these flavors are carried by a nice caramel sweetness. With more time in the glass, the tobacco increases and is combined with nuts. The caramel turns into nougat.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Soft and creamy mouthfeel. Very sweet, fruity start. The great tobacco notes are also immediately present. The alcohol is barely noticeable in the mouth, very well integrated. Along with the tobacco aromas, spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon come to the fore. Slightly tangy towards the finish - the oak could peek out a bit. The malt becomes significantly sweeter with water.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Here you can still taste the tobacco leaves first. The oak only becomes noticeable towards the end with a pleasant bitter nuance. At the very end it becomes slightly astringent and the sweet fruitiness comes back through the berry taste.

  4. Bam scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The wine arena is rather subtle and hidden behind strong caramel. Very straight forward filling, without much complexity, but what is there is very tasty.
    • Nose
      Very sweet with cherry and currant jam. Neat caramel and creamy sweets, a little milk chocolate. Worn by a nice note of vanilla.
    • Taste
      Medium onset, oily mouthfeel. Again a lot of caramel and a little weaker the red berries and cherries. Then becomes drier and brings slightly bitter hazelnuts and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Still dominated by the caramel flavors. Lemon and some dark chocolate.

  5. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price: GBP 44.00

  6. JoshNRW scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Blindtasting at Voss
    • Nose
      Very, very dark syrup-like sweetness according to Mon-Cheri, round but also somewhat one-dimensional, not very old. With water comes more fruit, but the heavy sweetness overlaps something.
    • Taste
      Very nice round, powerful, tap on more 55%, about 15 years, more PX, brandy or port maturation, a lot of chocolate, again cherry and sherry sweetness.

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