Overall rating
88.05/100
votes
81
Whiskybase ID
WB95217
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
1991
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Oloroso Sherry Cask
Casknumber
11019
Number of bottles
246
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 apr 2017 8:50 am by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147.78

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Whisky reviews for Blair Athol 1991 MBl

21 users have left 22 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.05 points.

  1. M134481 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A whisky whose smell does not tell much about the taste. A beautiful fragrance by the way.

    The taste is different than the expectation but has a nice depth.

    The aftertaste is sublime in terms of length. Apart from the sherry, several flavors remain.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Wow, what a wonderful smell!

      A soft sherry fragrance, supplemented with chocolate and sultanas. A little further away you smell pepper, grass.
      A totally soft fragrance, without any prick of the alcohol in the nose. Later you smell oak, vanilla, oranges and red fruit.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sherry, red fruit and lots of pepper! Chocolate, prick of alcohol and vanilla. Somewhere it has something like burnt paper or wood.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Fruit, sherry, vanilla and pepper! The pepper and sherry you keep on tasting the longest.

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  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Dexter606 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. Markie81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Die Nase ist kräftig und würzig, die Eiche macht sich stark bemerkbar, der Sherry hält sich zurück. Erinnert ein wenig an Glenfarclas.

    Im Mund ist der Whisky erstaunlich sauer, die Ähnlichkeit zu Glenfarclas ist verschwunden.

    Der Abgang ist im Vergleich zu Nase und Mund wenig komplex.
    • Nose
      Orangenschale, Tannennadeln, Pflaume, etwas Waldboden, herber Honig, Nuss, trockener Sherry
    • Taste
      Milder Antritt , schwerer Körper, dann leicht adstringierend und sehr säuerlich, Sauerkirschen, dahinter leicht Zitrone, Weinessig, dann etwas süßer werdend, zart Mandarine, etwas Eiche, die Assoziation von Leder, im Hintergrund schwarze Johannisbeere
    • Finish
      Etwas Eiche, Cassis, etwas herbe Kräuter

  11. domani scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A great malt! Strong, fruity, aromatic, creamy. He is not too sherrylastig and therefore looks fresh and fiery. Even if the alcohol plays a bit crazy, it still remains elegant and leaves a grin in any case - 01.12.2017
    • Nose
      Wonderful aroma. Full, creamy and aromatic, there is a lot to meet. Walnuts, dark chocolate, nougat, spicy-sweet, cinnamon, baked plums, banana jelly, orange peel, grapes, marzipan potatoes, stollen, panettone, brown caramelized sugar, leather, tobacco
    • Taste
      A bittersweet, strong onset, dry and astringent, strong oak aroma, woody, fruity-tart, tobacco, blood orange, sugared lemon, plum chutney, caramelized sugar, crème brûlée, nougat, bitter nuts, pink pepper, nutmeg
    • Finish
      medium

  12. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. MadScientist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. pianoman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full and elegant. Old leather, raisins, walnuts, tobacco leaves. Behind it plum jam, orange marmalade, some cinnamon and vanilla sauce. Old woodshed, dry earth.
    • Taste
      Oily. Plums, cherries, some pepper. Dark fir honey, mocha, dark chocolate, walnut. Long, slightly sticky.

  15. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    good solid sherry dram. How this possibly can be below 80 points is really questionable.

  16. The Macallan scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    Not really my dram!!!
    • Nose
      Rubber and sherry reduced you get more floral notes
    • Taste
      Sherry, sulphury, sharp, burning, reduced it's more drinkable with some strange rubber-like-fruity-floral notes
    • Finish
      Warming with some woodspices (cloves perhaps?)

  17. Oloroso-Butt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A wonderfully varied Blair Athol, there is a great barrel coming, he jumps from fresh citrus to Armagnac and Plums mustache and back again, a splendid specimen and I find the notes fully justified.
    • Nose
      Beautiful nose, old tobacco tin, full nougat, hazelnut caramel bar, buttery, honey, brown sugar, cinnamon, dried fruit, Armagnac, hint of orange peel, some marzipan, very late and also vanilla at the back
    • Taste
      Plum brandy, Armagnac, hazelnut butter, beautiful Sherryfrucht in the form of pickled apricot, bitter orange and berry bushes, figs, full plums again, raisins, rum chocolate, red baked apple glazed with honey, hint of smoke in the background with slightly kräutriger oak, thyme and rosemary, with some sip comes out citrus and juniper (reminiscent in combi sums up a barrel-stored gin), ginger and cardamom
    • Finish
      Dry fruity, more like a top Armagnac, dried fruit with shell, from apricot to orange, with honey, brown sugar, long

  19. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A fine old Blair Athol. So I can not go with the very high average rating (91.22 points) but not. Yes, it shows beautiful old tart tobacco and spicy flavors and a fine creamy butteriness, the influences of the sherry fall for me but especially with increasing time too much down, than that it is enough to a beautiful complexity. In addition, the alcohol could be better integrated in the nose. I really like this kind of malts with unimaginative Sherry influence and age and this one is really good but in relation to others these points are not justified for me.
    Let's see what the second tasting says.
    Supplement of the second tasting: This time much sherrylastiger in the taste and finish. Also more balanced. A very elegant drop, which I like much better today. Nevertheless, over 90 points are not justified.
    • Nose
      Wood, some cinnamon and clear creamy chocolate in the first nose, old oak followed by wonderfully balanced sherry notes, noticeable hazelnuts and walnuts, buttery - sometimes brown melted butter, honey, caramel, marzipan, again "woody-tart" chocolate, cooked Plums, raisins, some leather, sweetened juicy-sweet orange, sweet-creamy candy, cane sugar, despite a long time in the glass, the alcohol is still something in the nose. In the second nose a little more vanilla and spice, the Sherryfruchte occurs (even further) back.
    • Taste
      strong onset, citrus notes, sherry, slightly pimply and spicy rolls the strong aroma cargo on the tongue, clear old notes of oak, leather, tobacco without strong bitterness, butter, noticeable spiciness of pepper, nutmeg, a hint of ginger and juniper, butter, Almonds, subtle plum jam, dark chocolate. In the second and third sip something smokey with nougat.
    • Finish
      Here dominate old heavy oak flavors, austere tobacco, nougat, slightly bitter nuts (walnut skin), dark chocolate to espresso, orange slice, leather, little fruitiness. In the end even a hint of fresh mint, getting dry

  20. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    the finish seems to be a never ending story. 
    • Nose
      sherry, raisins in honey, big red wrigleys chewing gum, tobaco, slightly burnt firework
    • Taste
      sour sweet fruit mix in cognac, nougat, plum jam.
    • Finish
      wooden, creamy, leather, tobaco, cognac, walnuts, cherry coke. very long.

  21. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Rotten tobacco with orange explosion - an impressive malt - very fruity yet masculine spicy, flattering, tasty, and despite the long time in the barrel fresh and still a bit of a Blair Atholl remained - as the great nose reveals - I like it but usually a small less angular - so the bottle is empty too quickly
    • Nose
      Moist, musty, earthy tones surround an exciting, fat, complex sherry nose that captivates me from the first moment, honey sweetness meets fresh, fruity acidity, then the blossoms on the orange tree open at the same time as the mature fruits, which scent their oil and juice into the air There is a touch of grapefruit, vanilla followed by oily swirling tobacco smoke, plus nuts and a hint of spicy wood that creates a backdrop for the seductive fruit aromas in the background.
    • Taste
      fruity sweet and sour syrupy he is on the tongue, orange juice concentrate - fruity aromatic, then dissolve the tobacco flavors from the nose - spread their intense spicy-sparkling aromas, in addition comes old leather, wood dust and slight hints of mint, delicate bitterness flash off and out of the fruitiness and disappear again immediately,
    • Finish
      medium-rich, fruity, with a special tobacco-spicy note - ostensibly harsh in a purely positive sense - it tickles the palate without burning or becoming spicy, almost no dryness, leaving behind warm tingling tobacco

  22. didi1893 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A great and balanced Blair Athol! Fruity and elegant, creamy and soft, harmonious, this malt burns a true firework of flavors. The fine walnut flavor is still over the tongue, a great feeling! I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Wonderful and intense sherry aromas rise immediately from the glass. Dark raisins in cognac blend with almonds and walnuts, the berries are slightly fermented and a hint of musty earth lies in the background. The alcohol content is harmoniously integrated, light leather aromas and dried tobacco leaves rise from the subtly alcoholic fruit. Soft and elegant, the Blair Athol stimulates the salivation, the anticipation of the first sip rises. Light sweetness rises from the dried and fermented raisins, the leather aroma has receded and a very harmonious fruit-cognac blend now dominates the taste. In the background are still the spicy and slightly sweet tobacco leaves while a hint of vanilla mixes with a subtle orange aroma. Gorgeous!
    • Taste
      At the first sip the Blair Atohl unloads its full aroma on the palate. Spicy notes of wood, mild orange and creamy nougat, then dark caramel and intense walnuts. The sweet and cognac-pickled raisins come immediately after the appearance. A creamy yet dry mouthfeel lets me stop for a moment. Come back to the intense and aromatic walnuts, honey and dark, spicy wood tones follow. A firework of flavors burns in the mouth: oranges, cognac, dark caramel and toffee, nuts in all variations, burnt butter, creamy and dry at the same time ... Slowly, a harsh mouthfeel sets in and tart woody aromas dominate.
    • Finish
      The tart and dry wood aromas still exude a wonderful mouthfeel. Creamy, the dark caramel comes back, the cognac note is still perceptible. Butter and fruity berries mingle before spicy and wooden aromas are remembered for a long time. Slowly a fine walnut aroma lays over the tongue and never seems to end.

  23. Paulski88 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This one has a beautiful creamy vanilla, caramel toffee and coffee nose. Gentle olorose sherry touch and dry oak coming through. The nose is just perfect. Tastewise dry fruitiness and alot of ginger spiced dryness. Aftertaste dry oak. A very nice dram!!!
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

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