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Blair Athol 15-year-old

Overall rating
86.48/100
votes
77
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Manager's Dram
Bottled
12.1996
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
59.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Oct 2007 4:12 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 301.20

17 × in wishlist

77 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 15-year-old

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.48 points

  1. rdavek scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    This is a fairly typical teenage sherry cask whisky.  The only distinctive note is an off-putting hint of cheap perfume that carries from the attack through the mid-palate.  Thankfully it is all but gone in the finish, and a little water seems to soften it even more.  Overall a very lackluster entry to what is generally a very good to exceptional range.

  2. el Gato scored this whisky 68 points Connoisseur

    Soap / Perfume all The way. How can this have so high score?

  3. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A really extreme palette, I understand why it's so divisive. Due to the soapy finish. But some drop of water help it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Big sherry, raisin, prune, vanilla, honey and milk caramel.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful. Phosphorous sherry. Dry oak. Apple and citruses. Pepper and ginger. Touch of soap.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, bittersweet, oaky, spicy.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    That soapy notes in the finish , I really don,t like it ... really liked the nose for starters but the palate gives away the first signs of the unpleasant surprise. Let it breath for a while just makes the palate worse.

    Not balanced in anyway!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  7. mmaclean did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    "One of the hallowed Manager`s Drams - a single cask selected by Blair

    Athol distillery manager Gordon Donoghue and bottled at cask strength in

    December 1996. A very limited range and much sought after."
    TWE

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