Blair Athol 08-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt - Arthur Bell & Sons
Stated Age
08 years old
70 (proof)
757 ml
Added on
26 Mar 2012 9:22 am

Average value

€ 205.00

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 08-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.14 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Seeing that this bottle has been gathering dust in my cellar for ages (wel, sorta), my expectations were quite low. Hence they were exceeded with flying colors. This is a lovely, summery whisky.
    • Nose
      No OBE at all, which is good news. In fact, this is very fresh and lively on the nose. I get all kinds of tropical fruits like pineapple, melon, peach on syrup and juicy pears. What a pleasant surprise. Add some honey and vanilla, as well as a touch of eucalyptus. Fresh and summery nose. Fun!
    • Taste
      It is somewhat oily and honey-sweet. Good acidity. The tropical fruit is joined by loads of citrus. The spiciness becomes louder as the wood rears its head. Midpalate it becomes a bit dry on ginger.
    • Finish
      In the finish – between short and medium long – the fruit seems to go down a caramelized path. It dies a mildly bitter death.

  2. St. Pauli scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    It was a real pleasure to nose this whisky. It's very complex and very well integrated. The taste and finish are dryer than the nose could suggest, but it's all within limits and pleasant. 
    Overall: a nice old and dignified whisky, although it matured not too long in casks.
    • Nose
      furniture polish, wax, honey, malt, vanilla, coconut, pineapple, melon, peaches on syrup and dried fruits. Then there is a combination of toffee and sugar syrup. Finally, there are soft spices (cinnamon) and eucalyptus. It's all very well integrated and dignified, an abslolute pleasure.
    • Taste
      medium-bodied, oily, not so sweet. Instead, it's rather dry but pleasantly. The taste is honeyed, fruity, but with eucalyptus, vanilla and some ginger.
    • Finish
      nice acidity and bitterness in a finish that is medium of length. Some dried fruits, melon, herbs and spice.

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    My only criticism of this is the fact it it a little dry but quality is good for an 8 year old. This bottling along with others I have open show that standard offerings in the 1970`s and 1980`s are way better than today and the reason I buy them whenever I can

    Even in its day this would have been an entry level malt but quality is high.
    • Nose
      Light and fruity on melon and pineapple with hints of honey and pear.
    • Taste
      Quite full bodied for an 8 year old and mouth coating. I get some honey and dry spices including a little ginger There is also fresh sweet pastry and a little cinder toffee.
    • Finish
      Medium length and slightly sweet.


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