Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate
Stated Age
27 years old
Wine Treated Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Nov 2015 10:41 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 102.93

15 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1988 vW

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. zapfdaniel scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sourish wine note; fermented grapes and citrus; after the sour start has settled somewhat, a nice fruity and sweet note comes to the fore;
    • Taste
      Wow, immediately to feel the barrel clearly; Leather, wet leather; ripe fruits; Cocoa, a little bit of oak but mainly leather and a bit like stable, very interesting.
    • Finish
      Nut, ripe fruits (apple), vanilla, caramel; nut again;

  3. OKoster scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Salty, smoky, currants, peanut brittle, light bitter and some red fruit.
    • Taste
      Cinnamon, apfelstrudel, creamy, plums at the end peppery.
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and slightly peppery.

  5. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    He is good at what he can do
    • Nose
      Cherries, juice oranges, sweet strawberries, a little bit of alcohol comes through in the form of fruit acid, fruit bars, a light hazelnut note Over time, the nose becomes spicier and more interesting. There is more and more of this great Brennereicharakter by.
    • Taste
      Fruity sweet, the juice oranges are right there, oak spiciness, slightly peppery but creamy mouthfeel
    • Finish
      All impressions form a beautiful mixture in the finish, the oak is a bit bitter, a little more alcohol would have been here certainly optimal, yet very consistent

  6. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Lighter than cask 6928, which is another type of cask of course. It can't beat that one, but I do like its old profile. 87/88. 
    • Nose
      Plum, cherry, apple, fig, peach, caramel, hazelnut paste, milk chocolate and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Plum, oak, toffee, apple, cocoa and leather.
    • Finish
      Toffee, apple, almond, pear and cinnamon.

  7. Wild Thing scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Wild Thing scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like it very much, but it's definitely not for everyone.
    • Nose
      First comes vanilla and caramel. A pretty sweet aroma with some oak. Ripe red grapes and oranges. Yes honey comes to the fore after a long smell.
    • Taste
      Very spicy and sweet with quite strong oak which presses into the foreground. A pronounced wine aroma and citrus fruits and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Dry with espresso. Nutty.


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