Whiskybase uses tracking cookies in order to improve the website. Do you allow Whiskybase to place these cookies?

You can always change your decision under the privacy settings of your account.

Regardless of your choice Whiskybase places functional cookies to store settings and account information.

Whiskybase

Blair Athol 1988 vW

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
128
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

1 bottle available

Lowest price on Market: € 120,00

Buy in Market

128 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Junior wildewillem
95
Member Senior rowlong
93
Member Junior MacScitzo
92
Member Senior BunnaJoe
92
Member Senior Donpistoni
91
Member Junior gwystyl
91
Expert Junior Frank1972
91
Expert Junior erikz
90
Expert Junior glenpeated
90
Specialist rdavek
90
Member Senior puusj
90
Expert Senior leoruizjr848
90
Member Senior mark-achterhoek
90
Expert Senior martijnbams28
90
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
90
Expert Senior Drk Neknul
90
Expert Senior bongo
89
Expert Senior mika417
89
Expert Senior Malthus
89
Expert Senior Koalafant
89
Expert Senior Psyk0man
89
Expert Senior WhiskyKravitz
89
Expert Senior red71
89
Expert Junior fop
89
Expert Junior Lemmy
89
Expert Senior Dasch72
89
Connoisseur GlenSikkes
89
Expert Senior Nielsenwood
89
Expert Senior butach42
89
Expert Junior UsquebaughNL
89
Connoisseur adrenalin
89
Member Senior Rossi99
89
Member Senior Solstice
89
Expert Senior galgenfisch
89
Expert Senior glenenz
89
Expert Senior thomasflsts
88
Member Senior Nickolaas
88
Member Junior rusTboy
88
Expert Senior Ronky
88
Connoisseur JacobaEd
88
Expert Senior j j
88
Expert Junior Thomberry
88
Expert Senior rpvdwel
88
Connoisseur Hvdree
88
Member Senior Jean64
88
Expert Junior Maarten
88
Expert Junior juheau
88
Connoisseur Bishlouk
88
Expert Junior Glen Positive
88
Expert Senior ducksingel
88
Expert Senior martinpiazza
88
Expert Senior Dr.Nose
88
Expert Senior frankdakie
88
Specialist KayMeertens
88
Expert Senior Cubey666
88
Member Senior keshto
88
Expert Senior schero
88
Member Senior shooty76
88
Expert Senior tebond968
88
Expert Senior Friesland
88
Connoisseur mister glenfarclas
88
Connoisseur MaltMartin
88
Expert Senior OlivierSegers
87
Expert Senior Schonwandt5
87
Expert Senior Lindberg103K
87
Expert Senior Honirson
87
Expert Senior malagajuano
87
Member Senior Cygnus
87
Expert Senior lyndondd428
87
Expert Senior FNA-Whisky
87
Expert Senior HammerHead
87
Expert Senior KjellRolandson
87
Member Senior thanatos
87
Expert Senior Whisky1978
87
Member Senior turfsmurf
87
Expert Senior aby
87
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
87
Connoisseur addyhd
87
Expert Senior The Whisky Cyclist
87
Connoisseur Allandale
87
Specialist Amsterdam
87
Expert Senior Selikiburg
87
Member Junior thewhiskyboss1
86
Expert Senior Barnyotto
86
Expert Senior Hirschi
86
Expert Senior EMalt
86
Expert Senior bull10298
86
Expert Senior coursehold
86
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC)
86
Expert Senior whisky79
86
Expert Senior malt_fan_06
86
Expert Senior peathead
86
Expert Junior Ing Tretti
86
Expert Senior ThS
86
Expert Senior Master Quill
86
Expert Senior brechtvds
86
Expert Senior erikb
86
Administrator danilo
85
Member Junior SHIKAIKAI
85
Expert Junior torfbombe
85
Expert Junior yapi
85
Connoisseur st7
85
Member Senior Beerwin
85
Expert Senior Bacchus 1972
85
Expert Senior SanctTom
85
Expert Senior Caoldronach
85
Expert Senior Schachti
85
Expert Junior letour
85
Specialist Noface83
85
Administrator Dennis979
85
Expert Senior Banzai
84
Member Senior Pvb
84
Expert Junior edwinbeuving
84
Specialist Ruud6421
84
Expert Senior harriedv
84
Expert Junior Mecklen
84
Expert Junior Singlecask
84
Member Senior JVermij
83
Member Senior Ducemm
83
Connoisseur thijs100
82
Expert Junior krimoldo
82
Expert Senior Daniel Hohleweg
81
Expert Senior Thomas_W1
80
Expert Senior Kalle Grabowski
79
Expert Senior p4blo
78
Expert Senior RL_whisky
74
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1
68
Expert Senior Armin Fuchs
66

161 × in collection

Level Username Collection
Connoisseur Allandale
1
  • closed
Expert Senior aw-home
1
  • sample
Expert Senior Barnyotto
1
  • empty
Expert Senior bennythemonster
1
  • closed
Member Senior BlackRainbow
1
  • open
Member Senior Bosje
1
  • open
Expert Senior brechtvds
1
  • sample
Expert Senior bull10298
1
  • sample
Expert Senior butach42
1
  • sample
Member Junior coentje
1
  • closed
Expert Senior coursehold
1
  • sample
Expert Junior Cù Bòcan
1
  • open
Expert Senior Cubey666
1
  • open
Member Junior D.River
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Daniel Hohleweg
1
  • empty
Member Junior DaSippa
1
  • closed
Member Senior Donpistoni
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Junior EJS
1
  • closed
Member Senior Elgol2012
1
  • open
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
1
  • closed
Expert Junior erikz
1
  • empty
Newbie Exclusive_bottles
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Falnor
1
  • closed
Expert Senior FNA-Whisky
1
  • empty
Expert Junior Frank1972
2
  • open
  • closed
Expert Senior frankdakie
1
  • sample
Member Senior Funati
1
  • sample
Expert Senior glenenz
1
  • closed
Member Senior glengarry
1
  • empty
Member Senior GlenKoor
1
  • closed
Expert Junior glenpeated
1
  • closed
Member Senior GlenSikkes SR.
1
  • closed
Member Junior gwystyl
1
  • empty
Expert Senior HammerHead
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Hansi
1
  • sample
Expert Senior Hdeppi
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Hekking
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Honirson
1
  • empty
Member Senior HunterNoland
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Ing Tretti
1
  • sample
Member Junior ingkato
1
  • open
Member Junior Irpel
1
  • empty
Connoisseur JacobaEd
1
  • sample
Member Senior Jean64
1
  • open
Member Senior Joris Kooijman
1
  • closed
Newbie Julien@@
1
  • closed
Member Junior Ketty
1
  • closed
Expert Senior KjellRolandson
1
  • empty
Newbie Kormeij
1
  • open
Expert Junior krimoldo
1
  • sample
Expert Senior leoruizjr848
1
  • empty
Member Senior Leprechaun
2
  • closed
  • closed
Expert Senior Lindberg103K
1
  • empty
Member Senior lucipher1337
1
  • closed
Member Senior Luhmi
1
  • closed
Member Junior Luipaard
1
  • open
Expert Senior lyndondd428
1
  • empty
Member Junior Maarten S.
1
  • closed
Expert Junior MacArthur
1
  • open
Member Junior MacScitzo
2
  • open
  • closed
Member Senior mahola
1
  • closed
Expert Senior malagajuano
1
  • empty
Expert Senior Malthus
3
  • closed
  • closed
  • sample
Member Senior MarcMalt
1
  • closed
Expert Senior MARS
1
  • closed
Expert Senior martinpiazza
1
  • empty
Member Junior Maximus___D
1
  • closed
Member Senior Mermur
1
  • open
Newbie Micha1988
1
  • closed
Member Senior Michael Uhrbahn
1
  • sample
Expert Senior mika417
1
  • sample
Connoisseur mister glenfarclas
1
  • empty
Member Senior Mokkie
1
  • closed
Member Senior mr.glenfarclas
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Nielsenwood
1
  • empty
Member Senior OUZO
1
  • empty
Member Senior paddmo
1
  • closed
Expert Junior PaseR
1
  • closed
Member Senior PMwhisky
1
  • closed
Member Junior Punt
1
  • closed
Member Senior puusj
1
  • empty
Newbie Rafa
1
  • closed
Member Senior ralfh
1
  • closed
Super Administrator Ras Mazunga
1
  • empty
Expert Senior red71
2
  • closed
  • closed
Member Senior RedJohnny
1
  • empty
Newbie Robw1988
1
  • open
Newbie roderik
1
  • closed
Member Senior Rossi99
1
  • closed
Connoisseur rottendon
2
  • open
  • sample
Expert Senior Rowald Sweet Empire
1
  • sample
Expert Senior rpvdwel
1
  • empty
Member Junior rvinke
1
  • empty
Expert Senior Schonwandt5
1
  • empty
Newbie SdS
1
  • closed
Expert Senior Selikiburg
1
  • empty
Expert Senior sengjc
1
  • closed
Member Senior Shepherd
1
  • open
Member Senior SingleMaltManiac
1
  • closed
Member Junior sorcerer
1
  • closed
Member Senior ssn
2
  • open
  • closed
Expert Junior Steviebee
1
  • closed
Member Junior Stillman's friend
1
  • open
Member Senior Superglide
1
  • empty
Expert Senior TDMartijn
1
  • closed
Expert Senior tebond968
1
  • sample
Expert Junior Thedge
1
  • closed
Member Junior thewhiskyboss1
1
  • empty
Expert Senior ThinLizzy
1
  • sample
Member Junior TimboK2Sky
1
  • closed
Member Junior Tjvdm
1
  • closed
Member Junior Tusk
1
  • empty
Member Senior U.Hold
1
  • closed
Expert Junior UsquebaughNL
1
  • open
Newbie veltman
1
  • closed
Member Senior vliet038
1
  • open
Member Junior Vstrom spider
1
  • closed
Expert Senior VWWW
1
  • empty
Member Senior Whisky Nerds
1
  • open
Expert Senior whisky79
1
  • open
Newbie Whiskydummy
2
  • open
  • closed
Member Junior wildewillem
1
  • open
Expert Junior Xstream
1
  • closed
Member Senior yalsi86
1
  • closed
Member Junior Yoast
1
  • closed
Expert Junior Zjrohm
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
2
  • sample
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
2
  • closed
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • empty
Hidden user
1
  • closed
Hidden user
1
  • sample
Hidden user
1
  • closed

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
22
Finish
21
Balance
22

Tastingtags

28 Notes

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. 

Trinker sind Weltretter My Collection www.whiskyinstitut.de
rpvdwel
Expert Senior 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)-
Peter(TTMC)
Expert Senior Peter(TTMC) Review note
11 Aug 2015 9:09 pm
Peter(TTMC) gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86.1
Nose
85
Initial taste
87
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
88
Presentation
87
My Collection www.facebook.com/whiskydudes/
p4blo
Expert Senior p4blo Tasting note
08 Mar 2015 9:51 pm
p4blo gave this whisky 78 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Sulphur as in the whole box of matches lit up at once. Some rubber, a bit of UHU glue, and below this thick and rather unpleasant layer there is some fruit sweetness.

Taste

Toffee, cocoa, plums, and tons of oak and pepper. Quite enjoyable and complex.

Finish

Quite short, very spicy with cinnamon, ginger, pepper and a bit of smoke.

Comments

Had high expectations here due to the ratings, but the disappointment is even bigger.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 60207205
VAT: NL853809112B01

Copyright © 2018


Forgot your password?

Login