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Blair Athol 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.69/100
votes
482
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2000
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000387405318
Added on
14 Aug 2007 10:00 pm

Average value

€ 62,36

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 12-year-old

50 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.69 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    He would not get 90 points anymore (my guess is 1998 !, but I'll leave him in the DB), but that's a standard of the better sort. The sherry is surprisingly spicy, the oak surprisingly strong. I still like it!
    • Nose
      spicy, sweet, sherry is to smell, a little decayed wood, the wood brings over time a greater dryness with it, a lot of spice, some wet leaves, also some parsley root, in the background an unexpected freshness. Sweeter with time, the freshness disappears a little.
    • Taste
      surprisingly strong, a lot of oak, cocoa powder, pepper, but also a nice sweetness
    • Finish
      still this spicy, slightly musty oak, sherry, some pepper, quite sweet, but slightly flattened towards the end.

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    impressive malt, looks noticeably older, very intense, very independent, great PLV
    • Nose
      sweet, wild honey, dates sweetness, raisins, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, pepper, buttery, oily, intense tobacco notes, dark berries, woody red wine, chocolate
    • Taste
      syrupy, sweet, peppery, powerful spicy notes of cloves, nutmeg and spicy tingling tobacco, cocoa and coffee, apricot jam, super integrated alcohol, works intensely for its 43%  
    • Finish
      long finish, really intense dark chocolate with spices, warming,

  3. zaphod155 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Despite the fruitiness quite dry. Strong and voluminous. Goes well with chocolate gingerbread.
    • Nose
      Red fruits, strawberries, sour cherries. Subtle smoke. Spicy heather herbs. Light, subtle honey sweetness and a minty freshness.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweet. Slightly peppery. Slowly develops a strong oak flavor with a slight bitter note. First creamy, then getting drier.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry and slightly bitter.

  4. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I expected slightly more after the nose. Although pleasant and not a sherry monster.
    • Nose
      Restrained sherry. Toffee, tiramisu, citruses, plum and cherry.
    • Taste
      Thin after the nose. Creamy. Waxy fruits, mint, citruses and bitter oak.
    • Finish
      Medium length, dry.

  5. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. lincolnimp scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Tried this at the distillery today and I really liked it, I have scored it higher this time than previously and preferred this more than the distillery only bottle that is 48%.Worth the money definitely.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. StyrianSpirit scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky with many faces that wants to be discovered ...
    • Nose
      Scent at first rather "alcoholic-average". In the second nose, it is then completely flowery-fruit gummy sweet, even floral soap is to smell.
    • Taste
      Comes very oily into the glass, in the mouth at first very light and soft, before the whisky becomes noticeably sweeter. At the second button: always sweeter with fine dark fruits.
    • Finish
      A rather short, unproblematic finish.

  9. domani scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very decent whisky with a nice fruit component, but with each sip of herber - 20.05.2017
    • Nose
      Flowery silky sherry tones, no smoke for my senses, peach, gooseberry, currant, malty body, tobacco, honey
    • Taste
      Cool, easy to start, sweetish-tart, orange peel, creamy, bitter cappuccino, Italian confetti, light roasted aromas, malt candy, cocoa, cinnamon, wild honey
    • Finish
      medium

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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