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Overall rating
89.11/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Directors' Cut
Vintage
07.1995
Bottled
01.2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 8132
Number of bottles
124
Strength
56.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Apr 2012 5:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 127,00

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12 × member ratings

19 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1995 DL

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.11 points

  1. Hemdl scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Great malt, which surprised me very much. In the nose and the frame data still relatively unspectacular, on the tongue then with great aroma. Also in the circle of friends, the bottling was very well, which is why I am glad to have a second bottle. This one will probably not last long, too much in my opinion this is a whisky for all occasions and a bottling that almost anyone can get something positive out of. This malt offers a lot, but not overwhelmed. Remains as a downer once again the (too) high price, even if you get here in comparison to many 80 € -NAS at least transparency, cask strength and a great malt.
    • Nose
      Light gold, with a slight bronze cast, the malt shimmers in the glass. No typical (deep) red sherry color, as you know it from Glendronach or Glenfarclas. Since the barrel no further information was made and I can not grab dark-red fruit notes or raisins, I suspect a bright sherry variant as a color, maybe Manzanilla or more of an Amontillado?
      In any case, the range in the glass ranges from sweet oak, candied (walnut) nuts, lemon peel and shortbread. Not terribly spectacular or extraordinary, but pleasant.
    • Taste
      Oops, there we have it. Extremely sweet, yet powerfully spicy and mouth-filling. In the mouth immediately stronger and more present than in the nose. Butterscotch, roasted almonds / candied nuts and rum punch (?). The whole thing with a bit of hot pepper in the background, before the sweet-spicy oak flavors and minimal smoke come forward.
      Very pleasant interplay between "extremely sweet" and "very spicy", the whole thing with beautifully integrated cask strength. Water does not need it here, I have never tried.
    • Finish
      Sweetish / spicy-tart citrus and oak flavors determine the finish. The spicy notes stay on the palate for a long time and ensure a long and warm finish with minimal dry bitterness at the end. Even after minutes you can still feel the spice and minimal smoke in the mouth.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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