Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Wood Range - Sherry Cask
Stated Age
26 years old
Sherry Cask since 2008
Number of bottles
48.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 Aug 2015 8:25 pm by sfr
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 254.08

24 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1989 CA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.67 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    An interesting mole, very sweet, magnificent deep and rich flavor, taste / finish is a bit simpler and poorer, but overall a very pleasant summer whisky.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, first nose - raisins with honey; sweet fruity and confectionery notes, lemon and orange candied fruits, dried grapes, fried nuts, baklava, vanilla, leather, light shoe shades, polishes, waxes, cognac motifs, toffee, boiled condensed milk, Indian incense.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, raisins, tart oak, baklava, candied ginger, cognac, pitted grapes, peppery wave, tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, orange and lemon candied fruits, wax, light woody notes, raisins, coriander, tropical fruits, candied ginger.

  2. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    nice sherry influence, earthy, moldy wine cellar, nuts, grapes, dark berries. herbs and spices from the oak but not bitter. well balanced, nice long finish sherry and oak mingle nicley. fine dram (WSZ17)
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Mascht scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh, sherry, camphor, nutmeg, blackcurrant, toffee
    • Taste
      strong after berries, citrus, holl, plum
    • Finish
      long, delicate oak

  4. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Blair Athol 26 yo 1989//2015 (48.9%, Cadenhead, sherry cask, 222 bottles)  This one was double-matured, so transferred to sherry seven years prior to bottling. Colour: deep gold. Nose: and that worked. Patchouli, pot-pourri (that hasn’t got anything ‘pourri’, which means rotten in French), a lot of pipe tobacco, a touch of mint, cherries, roasted pecans, old Bourgogne with their hints of understory, precious wood, Danish pastry… I’m finding this nose perfect, and very complex (this is become boring, Cadenhead!…) Mouth: we’re a notch closer to the DL, with this flinty, grassy side, but more dates and figs are making it rounder and a tad easier. Notes of old Madeira, then rather caraway and even sweet English mustard. Hints of old Fino sherry (long solera), and leather. Since we’re almost in Jerez, that would be horse saddles, naturally. Finish: rather long, with Seville oranges this time (but of course!) Perhaps a touch of bubblegum in the aftertaste. Comments: crikey! Another excellent one, although I liked the nose a little better. SGP:561 - 88 points.


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