Blair Athol 12-year-old

Overall rating
82.63/100
votes
40
Whiskybase ID
WB58009
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
13.05.2014
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L4133CM000
Barcode
5000387405318
Added on
09 sep 2014 8:59 pm by MichelC

Average value

€ 65.37

9 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

108 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 12-year-old

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.63 points.

  1. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Blair athol and sherry are perfect together most of the time. In this case it gives a really pleasant uncomplicated oldskool sherry profile.
    • Nose
      Mocca, hazelnuts, caramel, cherries, raisins, chocolate and espresso beans. Rather powerful and outspoken.
    • Taste
      Tastewise it’s a bit off the pace. Rather thin bodied, some dried flavors and when you give your palate the time I get some ginger and licorice like flavors.
    • Finish
      The finish is silky and very pleasant. Old cabinets, tobacco leafs, burnt almonds, cherries and sundried grapes.

      If only the palate could keep up with the quality of the nose and finish, this would absolutely be a buy recommendation. Right now I’m a little limping in two minds.

  2. WLUO scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  4. Lakerfield scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

     Strong flavours, a little unbalanced, but very pleasing. The sweet profile makes for a good dessert Scotch.
    • Nose
      Sherry, slight citrus, orange juice, banana, chocolate, mokka, butterscotch, caramel apple, hazelnuts, raisins, apricot and a small whiff of smoke. Lovely nose.
    • Taste
      Slightly thin mouthfeel, but sweet and mouth coating. Hereafter it turns slightly bitter and dry. Malt, sherry, salted caramel, pepper, chocolate covered raisins, Sultana, orange peel, apple, ginger. Bold, sweet flavours overall.
    • Finish
      Medium. Sweet, dry and a bit hot with a lingering sweet taste. A small earthy note appears after a while.

  5. rb854 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  6. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      The heavy style of the distillate shows, and goes very well with the sherry maturation. It's thick, oily, jammy, with also dried fruit. Behind that, there is orange blossom and sweet malt. 
    • Taste
      Spicier on the palate, with pepper, nutmeg and clove. Also the dried fruits, some fresh fruit and honeyed cereals.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, and fading to a mix of wood and spice. Could have been more dynamic.

  7. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, a woody taste, spicy, then a little leather and fruits finally arrive, the orange and the end of the lemon!
    • Nose
      grassy, ​​minty, a little spice, yellow fruit.

  8. mer1973 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Defeatless scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose:

    Sweet and sour sweet notes. Hints of sherry. A rather pleasing nose. Some wood of sawdust. And there is a slight bitter note in the background. After five minutes there comes some citrus.Taste:

    Bitter arrival, quickly overtaken by sweet notes. Some hardy notes (umami). Wooddust and some sweet/sour sweets.

    Body:

    MediumFinish:

    Medium. A tad bitter. But overall nice and rounded, sherry notes, some vanilla in here and a touch of caramel.

    Price:

    Buy whilst available don't pay more than €50,00. Presentation:

    I like the F&F series

    Comments:

    A honest good Blair Athol, just very good whisky for a good price.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. squaadgras scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

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