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Blair Athol 1988 vW

Overall rating
86.92/100
votes
139
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Vintage
21.10.1988
Bottled
10.02.2014
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
6918
Number of bottles
712
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944087112
Added on
04 Mar 2014 5:15 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 149.00

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Tastingtags

30 Notes

Xstream
Expert Junior Xstream Note
08 Jun 2018 11:30 pm
Xstream gave this whisky 90 points

Neus overduidelijk sherry invloeden. Zoet. Rozijnen, caramel, rijp fruit, tutti frutti, appel, sinaasappel, romig, vanille, vegetatie, tikkie zwavel. Best een complexe rakker die moeilijk uit te pluizen is.  


Body is medium dik. Zoetig, caramel, wat hout. Afdronk is meer leer, tabak, kruidig, salmiak, zwavel, medium droog. Ontwikkeld mooi naar een lichte bitterheid. 


Wordt duidelijk beter naarmate de fles wat langer open is. Smaken komen meer vrij. Wat minder overheersend zwavel en droogheid. 

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Review note
11 May 2018 12:46 am
Falnor gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.5
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
89
Presentation
84
Cubey666
Expert Senior Cubey666 Tasting note
11 Dec 2017 9:11 pm
Cubey666 gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

Nice old sherry bomb-like with a twist. So there are the plums, and mocca, and chocolate, and caramel, some furniture polish and some nuts. But this together with a nice pinch of sulphur, and some anise, fennel and even some maggi

Taste

In the mouth it is somewhat more spicy, and more oak present. Also new is some leather and tobacco. Still a nice old layered body of sherry casks, and still this fennel present...

Finish

Bit dry and bitter, with quite some dark chocolate, The sulfur is starting to become a bit annoying now, luckily there is much more in the finish so it doesn't overwhelm.

Comments

I had another sample of a 1988 vW during a blind tasting session, which was remarkably less sherry cask influenced. I scored that one remarkably lower, perhaps because i could not easily identify what i was tasting. 

My Collection
schero
Expert Senior schero Tasting note
28 May 2017 10:01 pm
schero gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose


Würziger und süßer Rotwein zusammen mit Erdbeeren, Kirschen, Haselnüssen und Mandeln, Orangeat, Nelke und Muskat, Tabak und Milchschokolade 

Taste


Durchaus Kraft bei 46%, viel Würze, Schokolade und nasser Tabak, ebenfalls würziger Holz wird nach und nach dominanter, leichte Zimtnote 

Finish


Eichiger Grundton, sehr würzig, wärmend - allerdings nur auf der Zunge, anderswo ist er recht schnell weg

Comments


Sehr lecker. Sehr zu empfehlen. Hier wird Zeit absolut belohnt. 

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rpvdwel
Connoisseur rpvdwel Review note
20 May 2017 9:09 pm
rpvdwel gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
88
OlivierSegers
Expert Senior OlivierSegers Review note
12 May 2017 10:04 pm
OlivierSegers gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.7
Nose
85
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
90
Price
85
Presentation
80
JacobaEd
Connoisseur JacobaEd Review note
09 Sep 2016 7:20 am
JacobaEd gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
88
My Collection
HammerHead
Expert Senior HammerHead Review note
30 Oct 2015 3:11 pm
HammerHead gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.8
Nose
83
Initial taste
87
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
87
puusj
Member Senior puusj Note
21 Oct 2015 9:52 pm
puusj gave this whisky 90 points

Heerlijke sherrybom. Vol van smaak. Zwavelig, fruitje, bittertje. Alles. Heerlijk.

-(Malty Mastodons of Epic Maltiness)-

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