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Overall rating
87.01/100
votes
156
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 5:39 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125,25

17 × in wishlist

156 × member ratings

194 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1988 vW

31 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.01 points

  1. markfeit scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Sweet sherry nose with raisins. Palate is dusty, sawdust, finish with pepper.

  2. Xstream scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Nose raisins, caramel, ripe fruit, tutti frutti, apple, creamy, vanilla, something spicy that I can not quite place.
    Body is medium thick. Sweetish, caramel, some wood. Finish is more wood, spicy, medium dry. Developed nicely to a slight bitterness.

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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. 
    • 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.

  5. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/08/06/blair-athol-19882014-van-wees-the-ultimate-cask-6918-46-vol/

  6. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Delicious. We recommend. Here time is absolutely rewarded.
    • Nose
      Spicy and sweet red wine with strawberries, cherries, hazelnuts and almonds, orange peel, clove and nutmeg, tobacco and milk chocolate
    • Taste
      Quite powerful at 46%, lots of spice, chocolate and wet tobacco, also spicy wood is gradually dominant, light cinnamon note
    • Finish
      Eichiger basic, very spicy, warming - but only on the tongue, elsewhere it is gone quite fast

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. HammerHead scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

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