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Overall rating
87.96/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Antique Lions of Spirits (ALOS)
Bottling serie
The Birds
Vintage
1988
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
28 years old
Number of bottles
262
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Mar 2017 7:37 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 293,68

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45 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blair Athol 1988 ALOS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.96 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Haven’t had too many Blair Athol, but I do always like the underdogs and blend workhorses.

    This one starts off wonderfully, but the oak had a little too much to say as it went on. Beautiful nose, really stunning. It’s so lively and fresh that I didn’t foresee it becoming as bitter as it did. A dram to nose all night then.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Waxy juicy fruit, birch syrup. Jellybeans, elderflower, lychee, kiwi, Asian pear, apples. Grassy with a vein of herbal freshness, tarragon perhaps. Very juicy with a good amount of firm oak. A little smoke emerges after 45 minutes or so. Really beautiful and complex.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Juicy (same as above), grassy, waxy, quite oily and very nice to start, but bitterness grows. Ideas of grass turn into the taste of it. Wheatgrass and cannabis notes start to build into the finish.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Oh no, I get a little soap. It only comes on the finish and doesn’t linger, so it’s not too bad. Big oaky notes. Bitter grass, still juicy and oily but not as balanced as the nose. Long finish with oak lingering.

  2. BlueFire scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Sweet, icing sugar, vanilla, cola, toffee, caramel, floor polish/varnish, wax, banana, citrus, creamy/buttery, long finish and yeasty with time.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    http://kaypingers-whiskyblog.de/frontend/fullarticle.php?id=260 Color : pale gold Nose : Fat, malty, heavy caramelized aromas of brown cane sugar, hazelnuts, nut nougat cream, salt, vanilla sticks and some honey. Taste : Soft and salty-spicy. Wood, dried herbs and a fruit sweetener with some soap and a slight perfume note. The salt is always present, but bitter notes dominate the second half of the taste. The still slightly soapy notes go into the finish. Finish : Medium length - malty honey aromas, dry wood, herbs and in this combination too bitter. Green tart notes in a soapy, light sweetness stick to the tongue. 85 points (nose: 88 / taste: 85 / finish: 83)
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