AGED: 25 years
DISTILLED ON: September 28, 1988
BOTTLE ON: September 17, 2014
MATURED IN: Hogshead
CASK NO: 6789
BOTTLE NO: of 471
Founded in 1798, Blair Athol is one of Scotland’s oldest distilleries. Blair Athol whiskey’s, which are most famously found in Bell’s blends, use the water of the Allt Dourto to create their mellow, deep-toned malts.
COLOR: dark amber
NOSE: subtle mix of earth and cake, with a bit of burnt sugar underneath.
TASTE: sherry influence; layers of cake, bread and Christmas spices come quickly on the entry, moving into a round, resinous fruit flavor that coats the palate, revealing brandied cherries and oily, earthier notes.
FINISH: long and earthy.
PER CS: 6