Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Transatlantic tannin
Stated Age
13 years old
1st fill custom toasted barrique
Number of bottles
60.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 may 2022 1:55 pm by Armando
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 83.62

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Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 2008 SMWS 68.79

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.48 points.

  1. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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  3. MasterMork scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  4. kanpai79 scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Armando did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    SMWS notes: Initially we got creamy coconut macaroon, milk chocolate, wood spices, winter mulling spices, hessian, natural tar, creamola foam, caramelised pears and long aged orange liqueurs. We agreed that the combination of woods from the unusual cask type really worked well here. Water brought out red liquorice, flambeed banana, cookie dough and Belgian waffles with whipped cream. In the mouth this one was initially very spicy with grippy, clean tannins. This gave way swiftly to exotic hardwood resins, furniture oils, baked peaches, cinnamon pastries, herbal bitters and hessian. Reduction brought sweet peppermint, spiced plum duff, liquorice, sweet herbal liqueurs and aniseed. Previously in a bourbon hogshead for 9 years before transfer to a 1st fill custom toasted American and European oak barrique.


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