Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
La Maison du Whisky (LMDW)
Bottling serie
Artist #4 - 2nd Batch
Stated Age
25 years old
2nd Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Jan 2015 6:35 pm by arnaud89
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 375.00

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117 × member ratings

119 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1988 LMDW

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.06 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little day and night for me. A little badly damn (for a whisky of this caliber) without water, really at the height with a slight dilution. An interesting profile of sherry "little greedy" (explainable by the use of a barrel refill), mature and dry (25 years of European oak in your mouth!)
    Whisky n ° 1290
    Enthusiasm 2/5 without water, 4/4 with!
    • Nose
      Big sherry a little anonymous, with some notes "moldy" that I have trouble naming. A non-greedy sherry on the other hand. This relative austerity is accentuated with water, or dry oak notes stand out as well as coffee.
    • Taste
      Smooth on the attack, sherry is gaining momentum - impeccable alcohol integration. Moist but a little unbalanced aromatically. With water, more vivacious on spices, juicy even, we also find coffee.
    • Finish
      Impressive. With water, woody, with cooked fruits and bitterness.

  2. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    3223'90 - leather sticky chair in a dusty barn. Let him stand for half an hour

  3. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    In this nectar everything is beautiful.
    Very cool sherry.
    Right reference ...
    Nose: ripe cherry, cherry, dessert plum
    Taste: extraordinarily easy to drink for such a fortress ...
    The finish is long. Directly pick out the teeth you need ...

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Excellent balance (23) I lick the old oak table on which everything was! (91)
    • Nose
      Decayed fruit ... cardboard ... dry barley .... spices and citrus ... gelatinous bears ... walnuts ... in fragrance slips dohyatina and it's cool ... (23)
    • Taste
      Spicy wine ... pepper and walnut ... violets and bells
    • Finish
      Finish sweet ... viscous ... dry and fruity ... pistachios and tobacco ... sword belt ... a drop of varnish ... prunes ... chocolate (23)

  5. Segens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Outstanding dram which is exactly what I love to have when I wanna have a sherry whisky. Also worth its money (175€ LMDW)! Well chosen LMDW!
    • Nose
      Give the dram some seconds then you may get the fully palate of a lot of different flavors. I have dark chocolate, pepper, some cherry, mocca, apricot and very decent leather. Very nice!
    • Taste
      So the dram gets sweeter in the mouth where I have cherries (even Black Forest Cake), honey, apple, tobacco, apricots and pepper again. I love it!
    • Finish
      Excellent finish where the full palate reminds for several seconds in the mouth!

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Much less sherry impact than the first batch. This one is re-fill whereas that one was first fill. Although that may seem less attractive, this one shows its maturity much more clearly with that profile that you can only find in whiskies of 25 years and up. Seventies style almost. I loved the first batch already, but this one beats it. 91/92. Very interesting to try them side by side. (I have both open, so just send me a PM if you want to find out for yourself)
    • Nose
      Dried mulberry, dried apricot, cherry, apple compote, toffee, mocha and leather. 
    • Taste
      Dried apricot, mulberry, plum, apple, leather, almond, cherry and mocha.
    • Finish
      Dark chocolate, apricot, apple and almond.

  7. Funtik scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    22.5 22.5 22.5 22.5

  8. EJS scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. tyan17 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    Smell the fragrance Nose: Full-bodied and delicate Shirley scent. Intense dried figs, ebony plums, plums, grapefruit, rich dark chocolate, leather, old warehouses, cinnamon, pepper, fermented grains, and finally the refreshing taste of toilet water and medical alcohol. The Shirley flavor is really strong, and the flavor is really complex, but it doesn't break the balance. If you are a heavy Shirley lover, you might like it more than me.

    Taste Palate: As deep as the smell, with less fruit, only part of the stewed apple and orange peel, adding prominent chocolate, coffee beans, black forest cake, leather, cinnamon, pepper, some mint, basil, and more Fermented food. In the end, it was harvested at an obvious but restrained wooden bottom, male and gentleman.

    Finish: There is a long legacy of flavor and excitement. Woody bitterness, pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar, chocolate, some iodine flavor, some cheese.

    Body: The mouth is oily, the quality is medium and heavy, and the strength is sufficient. The wonderful Aso always blends the oily taste with the medium-heavy and powerful body. This wine shows the grand wine of Aso very well. The wood is a little bit more, which makes the wine a little more exciting and dry than perfect.

    Remarks: A very wonderful Aso, there is no Aso’s favorite "clear" taste with some minerals and fermented grains. It is purely a strong and elegant, pompous and restrained Shirley flavor. It’s not easy to achieve this. In the first half of the year, I should have heard a lot of Shirley's expressions. This branch can be called the leader among them.


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