Overall rating
86.96/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB179143
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
24.04.2008
Bottled
15.02.2021
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogsheads finished in Fresh Butt
Casknumber
1
Number of bottles
662
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 mar 2021 2:56 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 122.35

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Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 2008 SV

14 users have left 14 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.96 points.

  1. nok scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nose: caramel, cacao, chocolate, amazing nose for 12y. Palate: alcohol is noticible but delightful. I didnt have that feeling of notorious dark/dried fruit, but mainly the cacao/chocolate note, which I apreciated

  2. Indianerhäuptling scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. WhiskyPEATer scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Joint86 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Powerful, sherry, alcoholic. Blair Athol's character is completely unreadable in this whisky.

  6. besar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Marcel74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Matured for 10 years on refill hogsheads and then 23 months on a fresh sherry butt, yet it is not a sherry bomb..
    • Nose
      The color suggests that it is a sherry bomb, but the smell is floral, light red fruit, a bit of banana and of course a bit of sherry
    • Taste
      The arrrival is quite a bit of sherry, licorice, chocolate and coffee, but behind it you can discover the fruit... blackberries, berries, strawberries
    • Finish
      Relatively short.. the taste lingers for a while but it goes away quickly, something you see more often with heavy sherry finishes

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Bernd_Eiser scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very pleasant dram. Red fruits for sure, but not a sherry bomb at all, way more subtle. Recognizable as a Blair Athol? I guess not, allthough after some time more floral notes come in, which I use to associate with BA. But it's enjoyable, the Abv suits very well, and it's balanced.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity and some alcohol noticeable. Red fruits, berries, raisins. Chocolate. Some vegetal notes. Later on more floral notes.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty smooth now actually, thick, oily, maple sirup. Red fruits, plums, raisins, berries, raspberry to be more specific. Later on more floral notes arrive.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Some more power now, still pretty smooth and thick. Red fruits, berries, cassis, wine gums. Later on some more floral notes in the pretty long finish.

  11. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice drinking whisky, which may be a little overpriced due to its noticeable immaturity. But the bottom line is definitely a very tasty dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dark sherry, lots of chocolate, coffee, sugar beet syrup, furniture polish, wood varnish, pleasantly musty warehouse, underneath a fine flowery repeatedly emerges
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful start, lots of sherry and again chocolate, warm brownies, cocoa powder, slightly bitter and dry oak spice
    • Finish
      86 86
      Noticeable but still pleasantly bitter finish, light creaminess, the chocolate stays dark on the palate for a long time

  12. Teomarg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  14. geriud scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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