Blair Athol 23 Year Old Sherry Cask is a special release single malt Scotch whisky from the Highlands-based distillery. Known for its signature nutty and spicy flavors, this cask-strength whisky offers a taste of candied peel, baked apples, chocolate, and fruitcake. Aged in ex-sherry European oak casks, the whisky has a rich, full body and is a must-try for fans of sherry-aged whisky. This limited edition release marks the first time Blair Athol has been included in Diageo’s Special Releases.

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SKU: SIN286 Category: 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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