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Overall rating
85.19/100
votes
29
Whiskybase ID
WB91139
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Valinch & Mallet (V&M)
Bottling serie
Lost Drams Collection
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
12853
Number of bottles
592
Strength
56.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 Jan 2017 8:46 am by Dave-V&M
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 169.35

2 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1995 V&M

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.19 points

  1. MrYens scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Grand Blair Ahtol, no two ways about it. Good strength as well. Around 180 EUR. Thank you, Peter of Anverness, for the sample!
    • Nose
      The nose is sweet on Turkish Delight and the sugared peel of both oranges and grapefruit. Nice hints of white chocolate and eucalyptus. Icing sugar. A drop of balsamic and some sulatana. Apricot pastry. Very summery and fresh.
    • Taste
      Sturdy arrival on the palate with all the fruit from the nose, upholstered with loads of spices. Chili pepper, nutmeg and a pinch of saffron. The balsamic returns. Citrus takes the lead, followed closely by peach on syrup.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long on more of the same, with a slight bitterness at the death.

  3. Blo scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose is top, the mouth and the finish a little less.
    • Nose
      Beefy. Sacred power, beautiful presence, a little sherry, but nothing that dominates the whole.
    • Taste
      Mouth more recessed, the nose foreshadowed much better.
    • Finish
      Average

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    165 € for a 21 year old Single Malt is not cheap. Especially at the finish a bit too bitter for my liking. I thought the nose was the best.
    • Nose
      Milk chocolate (Kinder Surprise eggs, white on the inside and brown on the outside), raisins, orange, candied grapefruit.
    • Taste
      Juicy fruity body on apricots but also pronounced spicy character with black pepper, balsamic vinegar and blood apple.
    • Finish
      Half long, slightly drying with an (for me) too high acidity. The finish will soon get bored after a few drams from the bottle.

  6. zormik scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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