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Overall rating
89.34/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Caskhound (TCaH)
Vintage
04.03.2010
Bottled
22.06.2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Red Wine Barrique
Casknumber
300883
Number of bottles
374
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
06 Jun 2020 12:50 am by Schreihals
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 47.51

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 2010 TCaH

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.34 points

  1. Vallado scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very active barrel, the distillery character for me can only be guessed at in the nose. You get a prime example of a red wine barrel maturation, without bad notes and with well integrated alcohol.

    Reminds a little of the Deanston 2008 Red Wine Matured (WID: 104622), but I like this one a bit better, especially on the nose.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Sand cakes, spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg), blackberries, black currants, dried herbs (in the direction of marjoram, chervil) in combination with a nice menthol freshness, very ripe grapes, forest honey, salt caramel, gentle tannins

      With a little water, the salted caramel comes to the fore, the herbal and woody notes are lost
    • Taste
      88 88
      strong, short-pricked start, then it swings immediately towards viscous malt sweetness; despite the small age nice texture on the palate! Fruity notes of grapes and cranberries then lead into the tartness, the wood pushes more and more over time - reminds me a bit of this bitter chocolate with pieces of fruit.

      With water sweeter and fruity and even a little spiciness now flashes
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, astringent, dark berry mix, malty-sweet, woody-spicy

      With water, some sharpness remains in the finish, otherwise little change in the aroma profile is noticeable

  2. DNoyze scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    "Bank for your buck" The full maturation is unmistakable but it remains a whisky. And one of the dangerous variety. After pouring, put the bottle away or buy several bottles!
    • Nose
      Dark grapes, after some time dark forest berries, forest honey, caramel, sweet wood, light cinnamon and a little liquorice
    • Taste
      Alcohol is very well integrated, if you have been tested for barrel strengths, has a sweet and sweet start, then rolls to dry. Astringency gains the upper hand just like a barrique wine.
    • Finish
      Long-lasting, winy, malty, nutty, woody and berry notes. Chapeau. It's just fun!

  3. Gordon84 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Color, in the glass the whisky presents itself in a deep, bright orange

    Nose:

    Sweetened currants, raspberries, sweet apples (via Ripe Pink Lady) strawberries, cherries, rhubarb, brown sugar, blueberries, plums, watermelon, later with a little water grapes, rum pot, wild berry jam, rose hips, blackberries

    Taste:

    Hit the tongue really sweet, for almost 57 percent quite mild. Very tasty and complex with a little water, the sugar together with the berries stand in the mouth, almost no oak is noticeable. Drinks like a liqueur made from berries, strange at first, then really insane.

    Departure:

    Medium long and very sweet, lots of sugared berries, almost syrupy it goes there, now even a little oak is added and becomes slightly tart, very pleasant and persistent! Some rose hip jam remains in the mouth.

    Conclusion: Wow what can I say about this? What kind of malt is that, I haven't had anything like that in my glass before, totally crazy, completely unusual! A great barrel experiment! I give a well-deserved 90 points!

  4. WhiskyFan87 scored this whisky 91 points Newbie

    Odor:
    Nice red fruits with a high sugar content.
    A little water (not really necessary) brings out a nice jam smell.

    Taste:
    Sweet with complex, but nicely integrated 57% alcohol.
    You can make water, but you don't have to. :-)
    Also wonderfully drinkable without water.
    Red berries and sweetness also continue in the taste.

    Departure:
    Medium to long, which again does justice to the work of the keg and the feeling of the bottler.
    The sweetness remains until the end

    Conclusion:
    A wonderfully successful whisky with a great taste.
    The color has also turned out great with deep orange and red tints.
    Nice that I can call some bottles my own. :-)

  5. aspa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Delicious nose, sweet with caramel and brown sugar. Balanced and with well-integrated alcohol. I would consider him older. Spicy, and then honey again. Very tasty, the sample won't live long like this. The barrel dominates, but that's not that bad because it's so tasty.
    Creamy oily and sticky sweet in the mouth. Liquid caramel with a little salt and spices, with berries and candied sugar. I notice less tart and bitter notes as I would have expected from red wine, if then a sweet red wine?
    The finish is long and leaves a nice, slightly spicy carpet on the tongue, which is mainly reminiscent of sweet wine.

    Very successful bottling! Absolutely great for the age!

    N-90, T-90, F-88 for very good 90 points
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Silversurfer scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

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