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Blair Athol 23 Years Old Distilled 1993
 58.4%   |    70cl

A natural cask strength Single Malt from the seldom seen Blair Athol distillery at Pitlochry. A first release of Blair Athol in this series from ex-bodega European Oak butts filled in 1993. A superlative example of Blair Athol, which retains all of its distinctive rich, nutty-spicy character.
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A natural cask strength Single Malt from the seldom seen Blair Athol distillery at Pitlochry. A first release of Blair Athol in this series from ex-bodega European Oak butts filled in 1993. A superlative example of Blair Athol, which retains all of its distinctive rich, nutty-spicy character.

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Blair Athol 23 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

Highland

Appearance

Rose-hip syrup, with bronze and magenta lights. Rich beading and texture.

Nose

At first vinous, and drying. Soon growing in a complex layer of herbs and spices. Finally opens out into sweet buttermint, accompanied by nuts.

Body

Medium-full bodied, with an oily and rich texture.

Palate

Rich, smooth, sweet, warming and fruity.

Finish

Sweetly fragrant and spicy with hints of forest floor and charred oak.

Information

Distillery: Blair Athol

Age: 23 years old, distilled in 1993

Strength: 58.4%

Place of Origin: Pitlochry, Perthshire

Region: Highland

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.

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.

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.