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Overall rating
89.36/100
votes
63
Whiskybase ID
WB159767
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

€ 48.31

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 2010 TCaH

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.36 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. Najzero scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Had a first sip on a stressfull day like 2 weeks abo... and it was "strange but interesting" (87 or so)
    Yesterday I spent more time with this and I think I like what I smell/drink and see.

    Well done - its not "as awesome" as some of the 1988 the Ultimate bottles... wich had an insane price/performance ratio, but still quite nice.

    The bottle was a gift and I will enjoy it to the end :-)

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tolerates a lot of water - the aromas still seem a bit immature to me, although the wood is already present
    • Nose
      85 85
      clearly pointed alcohol - caramel, nougat, rose wine, vanilla, red fruit jelly, raspberry, red wine gum
    • Taste
      85 85
      Salted fudge, red fruit jelly with vanilla sauce, cranberries, slightly bitterness - with water the red wine barrel stands out more clearly, especially the wood content - the alcohol remains very present
    • Finish
      84 84
      short red fruits, then the slightly bitter oak remains

  5. Gordon84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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!

  6. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Michael177 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    It's really wonderful.

  8. Donpistoni scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Red Fruit, Cherrish. Very good Blair Athol

  9. TechnOBY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  10. voodoochile scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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