- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
- Bottling serie
- The Soul of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 23 years old
- Bourbon Hogshead / Cognac Finish
- Number of bottles
- 50.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Bottled for Aquavitae 2012 by Anam na h-Alba
- Added on
- 17 Nov 2012 9:04 pm
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25 × member ratings
37 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1989 ANHA
4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.18 points
orange, raisins, subtle. Spicy, hint of cinnamon. cognac influence noticeable.
full, slightly peppery, raisins, honey, little chocolate. Nuts, caramel.
light peppers still, sweet, honey. Pretty long, wood tones.
- Not a typical Blair Athol, or at least what you would expect from that distillery and especially at that age. Its smooth, its round, its well balanced. The nose is superb. The palate is light and fresh .. the aromas from the cognac finish are very good hidden in the whisky .. it makes that one completely exceptional and unique. I think there was some risk to try a congnac finish, but it was a good decision!
- a cognac cask finish is rather rare, but very interesting
a touch of smoke (if at all), grapes and raisins (could be the Cognac Cask), tangerine / orange, mulled wine spices
light smoke (if any), sprouts, oak, sweet, salivation is stimulated, mouth-filling, despite only a few added drops of water, the alcohol is very well involved. Even pure, the alcohol does not really stand out