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Blair Athol 1988 vW

Overall rating 122 votes 86.85
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

Member rates

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 22
Taste 22
Finish 21
Balance 22

Tastingtags

27 Notes

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
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
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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.

FineSpirits_butler1
Expert Senior FineSpirits_butler1 Tasting note
15 Feb 2015 11:50 am
FineSpirits_butler1 gave this whisky 68 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

sulphur and sulphur, burnt car wheels, matchsticks, rubber, vinegar, from the distance cherries and plums; sweetness, clay, gingerbread, wood, kale, old parquet; from the bottle there is also caramel and chocolate

Taste

old cask, citrus, many fruits, sulphur ... 

Finish

extreme plums, cocoa, citrus, sulphur ...

Comments

You can imagine what would happen if there wasn't this awful lot of sulphur!

It would be quite outstanding ... but at the same time to us it was quite inedible too ...

Tasting with Armin Fuchs.

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