Blair Athol 12yo | 43.0% | Highland
Blair Athol Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1798 | active
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Meet #11 | 04/06/11 | Hosted by Phil at The Cambs
A bottle chosen due to proximity to a holiday cottage, this relatively undrunk bottle proved a surprise hit, rich and intriguing.
On the nose comes the fresh fruity zing of lemon, grapes, gooseberry, blackcurrant, and even sherbert. Ameretto makes an appearance and definate toffee to add to the sweetness while prunes and dates compete for the same space. Chinese rice wine and white wine vinegar add a different dimension along with the leftfield rollmop. Yum.
Vanilla ice cream, or is it hazelnut praline? Cherry, raisons, honey and heather contrast with licorice and wood, leaving pepper and chilli to fight it out in your mouth.
Part of the Flora & Fauna range, this sherried dram is a hidden gem.
Finish & Comments
Licorice and raison again in the aftertaste but there in the background are maple syrup, sundrided tomatoes, custard and red cabbage all wrapped up in a wooly jumper.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
89 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
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