Overall rating
88.17/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB169606
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Cask (TWC)
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Cream Sherry Cask Finish
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 nov 2020 10:09 am by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.90

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28 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 2007 TWC

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.17 points.

  1. HerrRossi scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    The name says it all - Cream Sherry Cask. Whatever that means.
    • Nose
      Pure at 56.1 revs, very fruity with hints of cinnamon, clove, caramel and orange peel.
      He can handle water, he puts away 2 pipettes and opens his money box. The cinnamon impression is reinforced. There is some gravy and black currants in the corner. And somewhere someone has a tasty cheese lying on the heater.
    • Taste
      Without water he teases a little. The taste buds are slightly numb. You can feel the creaminess, or you should write buttery. A bit bitter it comes in the development but not disturbing.
      With water it unfolds its wings. There's the sherry barrel. I would type Oloroso. Apricots, peaches, overripe. Some burnt caramel, toast, with nutty hints. Oily, almost buttery.
    • Finish
      The first finish is espresso with a pinch of sugar and hints of cinnamon.
      With water, the finish becomes a little flatter without losing much. The espresso is withdrawing from the Italian corner to the Nespresso zone, but still at a strength of 12, for the experts.

      I would have liked to give the malt 2-3 points more, but there is a disturbing component in it that I cannot define in more detail. Maybe this is Blair Athol Style, I don't know the distillery well enough to say that. All in all a beautiful malt that the Pirmasens brought out there.

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  3. whiskytornado scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It may be that the atmosphere of the last month of the year interferes with the experience here, but the first impressions from the glass are reminiscent of a pine tree freshly placed in the living room. Then strong notes of cinnamon and old cigar boxes where you now keep pencils. The scent continues to develop. The label says "finish" but the balance and integration between distillate and cask are excellent. You start thinking about 1 year in a bourbon cask and 11 years finish in the sherry cask. Not a single offnote, beautiful classic maturation.

    On the tongue, bitter chocolate influences set the tone, but with a little water, some fruitiness comes through. That little bit of water is necessary to make the whisky juicier, undiluted it is somewhat dry.

    The finish is smooth and soft, but then drying and wonderfully warming. Leads me to conclude that with a little more natural juiciness this could almost touch 90 points. That's impressive for a Blair Athol just 12 years old. An excellent barrel chosen for the finish no matter how long it lasted.

  5. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. mattheww scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. LittlePeat scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. ThorstenH scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose changes over time in the glass. First tender, then caramel, then rusks. Fruity in the mouth.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Sandman23 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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