Blair Athol, one of the Highland region’s distilleries that is often overlooked, has produced a remarkable whisky that showcases the best of its character. This cask-strength single malt is a prime example of Blair Athol’s nutty and spicy notes, complemented by candied peel, baked apples, chocolate, and fruit-cake flavors.

Aged for 23 years in ex-sherry European oak casks, this limited-edition whisky is a full-bodied and rich dram that truly embodies the Blair Athol style. Whisky enthusiasts who appreciate sherry-aged expressions will find this to be an excellent choice. It is worth noting that this release marks the first time the Blair Athol distillery has been featured in Diageo’s Special Releases, making it a unique addition to any collection.

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SKU: SIN286 Categories: , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: SIN286


Tasting Notes

Appearance : The colour of rose-hip syrup, with bronze and magenta lights.

Nose : At first vinous and drying. Soon, peanut brittle and honey leap out; intensely sweet with a savoury backbone. Hints of toffee and caramel continue, with brûlée topping and baked bananas. Next, a complex layer of herb and spice: tarragon and mint with warming spice. Opens out into sweet buttermint, accompanied by more nuts as well as savoury leaves and forest floor notes. A little water dries, and introduces a trace of chocolate malt.

Palate : Rich, smooth, sweet and warming; fruity too. Much more savoury than the nose, with barrel char, spicy oak and liquorice. Aniseed ball heat and treacle toffee sweetness bring on lighter and sweeter notes of candied lemon zest and spiced cooking apple, before diving back into leafy herbs and warming spice. Water smoothly lifts the sweetness, with bitter-sweet fruit and oak, and sweet pepper.

Finish : Sweetly fragrant and spicy, as the sweetness of mint creams and caster sugar fades to leave a herb garden after rain and soft, oaky spice. Fresh mint, with hints of forest floor and charred oak.

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Weight 1.420 kg


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