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Overall rating
81.08/100
votes
27
Whiskybase ID
WB75872
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2015
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry Butt & Refill Sherry Hogshead
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Barcode
5020613055407
Added on
22 Dec 2015 1:36 pm by ChrisJ
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 53.50

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Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 2006 GM

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.08 points

  1. Whisky-Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The sherry ageing is not dominating here but really suits this Blair
    Athol. A very sophisticated malt for its age. A lovely fruitiness, with
    lingering vanilla and an intense spiciness. Make sure to add a splash of
    water as this dram becomes nicely round and mellow.

    I thank Kirsch Whisky Import for the sample!

    https://www.facebook.com/whisky.connaisseur/
    • Nose
      Creamy on the nose with vanilla and toffee, followed by a filigree
      fruitiness of peaches and apricots. Hints of honey and a whiff of fine
      oak in the back.
    • Taste
      Less sweet on the palate as the nose suggests. Vanilla and notes of
      peach, complemented by a very intensive spiciness of black pepper, oak
      and crystallised ginger, mixed with a touch of cinnamon. Very warming
      indeed in which the warmth significantly enhances with the second sip.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warming but only slightly spicy with acacia honey, sticky fruit, ginger and dry oak on the tail.

      WITH WATER: By adding some water, there's more fruit coming through
      with peaches and apricots - the oaky spiciness, however, increases as
      well. Creamy and lovely sweet on the palates with vanilla, toffee and a
      nice fruitiness of peaches and apricots. The warming spiciness is
      significantly tamed. The finish is quite short with creamy honey, peach
      jam and a whiff of spiced oak on the tail.

  2. FluidSunshine scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Portfolioman scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    quite young whisky, alcohol is always present
    Overall, not bad, but unspectacular
    • Nose
      clear alcohol note, baking aroma (rum), light sweetness, roasted aromas
    • Taste
      peppery, slightly sherry with a tendency towards sweet raisins, more complex spiciness, light citrus notes in the background
    • Finish
      warming, peppery pungency, long

  4. Bram84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

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