Blair Athol 1986 DR

Overall rating
86.62/100
votes
16
Whiskybase ID
WB27708
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
17.02.1986
Bottled
20.10.2011
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Rum
Casknumber
20076
Number of bottles
115
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
for Jurgen's Whiskyhuis
Market
be Belgium
Added on
30 nov 2011 7:57 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81.00

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16 × member ratings

12 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 1986 DR

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.62 points.

  1. MH90 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice whisky, clearly develops in time, so take your time with it. A lot of fruit and sweetness, with some clear floral notes.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, full nose, pretty some alcohol. Citrus, peach, some raisins. Sweet as well, and floral. Later on some powder sugar and waffles.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, pickering. Sweet and fruity, orange, peach, citrus, some caramel. A bit floral as well.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still strong and powerful, pretty floral, lavender, peach, sweet. Middle long finish, some honey. Later on some wood, like chewing on popsickle sticks.

  3. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Patience and a drop of water make this quite a stunning Blair Athol!
    • Nose
      Initially the alcohol is quite strong but there is a beautiful nose behind it. Needs a drop of water to ease down a bit. Also it needs 20 minutes or so in the glass. Herbal, spices and floral after that. Gingerbread spices, dairy butter, antique polished oak, fresh floral bouquet, grapes. Impressive!!
    • Taste
      A little dry/tannic at first but creamy full and rounded right after. Thick body. It really gives you something to chew on for a while. I like it! Herbal and floral flavors dominate the palate. It goes on and on in the mouth. There’s a very delicate woodpolish note in the taste.
    • Finish
      This is an impressive finish. Warm fruits together with mild herbal notes and mature wood cover the complete mouth. It keeps delivering.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    a whiff of perfume in the taste and finish does slow the scoring for me but its still a good dram! Thanks Daan Tje for sharing
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    I confess to not having a lot of experience with Blair
    Athol. In fact, this is only the second one I tried after the semi-official 12
    Year Old I tasted in Scotland. But this is truly good, especially on the nose.
    Only available in Belgium for approximately 80 EUR, which is a good price for a
    malt this is a quarter of a century old.
    • Nose
      The nose is very fruity with sultanas, raisins and
      quite a bit of apricots. Some toffee, red berries and a wonderfully sweet twist
      from the rum. Nougat, too. This is a very nice nose.
    • Taste
      It is very oily and mouthcoating. Feisty, thanks to
      the high ABV, but perfectly palatable sans aqua. The sweetness of the apricots
      returns, as do the red berries, but I also get fragrant notes of oranges now.
      Very softly spiced (white pepper) and quite a bit of liquorice. Towards the end
      I detect a bitter touch, most likely from the oak.
    • Finish
      The finish is longer than anticipated and remains
      solid.

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