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Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB169194
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice - Cask Strength
Vintage
2008
Bottled
21.08.2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
First Fill Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
18601601
Number of bottles
259
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Warehouse
Market
be Belgium
Added on
05 Nov 2020 2:10 pm by Casketje
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.95

13 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 2008 GM

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. Steven79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Amsterdam scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is anything but a PX maturation, it lacks the sweetness of a PX-cask. This is a very decent oloroso maturation which compliments the rather fat Blair Athol spirit to perfection. A very classic sherried Highlander that also screams Perthshire ... deserving to be a subcategory in the whisky region spectrum. One dimensional dram but extremely balanced. Recommended!

  8. Casketje scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Classic PX - sweet, raisins, cinnamon, vanilla, little bit nutty. Alcohol not really noticeable for nearly 60%. Needs water on the palate but takes it well. Not bitter at all and a nice dram, but this sadly could be from any distillery.

    After being open for a few weeks I'm dropping my rating by a point: there is a burnished note that has appeared which I don't really enjoy.

    Like Ralfy sometimes says: this is whisky cordial - you need to dilute it quite extensively for it to be enjoyable.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Ninofdram scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

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