It is not noted on the bottle whether it is Cask Strength, but 298 bottles speak together with only 48.4% vol. for a decent Angels Share. And what pleases the angels should be good. The color is dark copper.
The whisky comes to the nose with strong fruit juice aromas, warm orange juice with some cinnamon and cloves. There is also vanilla followed by a slightly tart herbal and aniseed candy note. Wood and some marzipan – delicious!
The start is gentle but with strong aromas, nut chocolate, almonds, marzipan and some wood. The chocolate is strong but not bitter, the whisky stays on its sweet and spicy side with herb candies from the fairground stall.
The nutty, woody notes with herbs and chocolate remain in the finish. The alcohol is less than 50% vol. powerful.
Here it was matured in a proper cask, not one of those modern, sticky sherry syrup casks that are used to cake sherry bombs.
A great Blair Athol, a wonderful whisky!