Blair Athol 12 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Blair Athol 12 Year Old
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A great, but sadly neglected, Highlander, Blair Athol is one of the gems of the Flora & Fauna range. This expression has always tended towards the chunky, sherried style, with spices and oak adding complexity to rich maltiness.
Distillery Bottling
Flora & Fauna
12 Year Old


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Ginger Ginger
  • Sherry Sherry
  • Biscuits Biscuits
  • Dried Fruit Dried Fruit

Blair Athol 12 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Muscat grapes and maderised wine; a hint of over- the-top Sauternes. More than a whiff of brimstone in the background, even tar. Dried apricots in the foreground, and treacle toffee. Becomes more toffeed as it is exposed to the air. With water, a dense combination of sweet and rich scents, like a basket of dried fruit, with some fresh gooseberries, apricots and oranges, topped by Russian toffees. The winey notes have fallen back

    Palate: In brief… Interesting and unusual sweet aftertaste. in a sentence… A rich, sweet malt best drunk with only a drop of water, when it holds its sweetness better.

    Finish: Very curiously, a sweetness is introduced at the end, after the acidity and dryish finish has passed.

39 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    11 days ago

    This is my favorite whiskey reserved for Christmas treat every year lasts me at least 6 months to savour

  • 5
    17 September

    My guy loved this whiskey. Amazing!!!

  • 5
    2 September

    Sweet dram

  • 5
    28 August

    We LOVE it. We have to have it shipped from Scotland to New Mexico USA

  • 5
    24 August

    Very smooth and still flavourful.

  • 5
    31 July

    Bought a bottle of this after the distillery tour as you do but never expected it to be one of my favourites. A truly well rounded drink so far away from my usually heavily peated Islays. I agree with the other reviews of the soft fruit flavours but this unlocks a richness all of its own. This will now be a regular resident in my cabinet for Christmas. Up there with the very best on my palate.

  • 5
    20 April

    Like it more and more!

  • 5
    27 February

    Amazing. Sweet to the nose. Hints of apricot and black cherries. Smooth & rich. The color really matches the expected flavor. Wonderful after taste. This was a gift and I will repay my friend with a bottle (and two for me) on my next visit to Scotland. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    29 November 2016

    My wife brought this back from Scotland with her and it is an amazing drink. I like Irish whiskey and she thought I would like it.

  • 5
    14 September 2016

    I love Whisky and on our visit to Scotland this year we discovered this one. Absolutely superb. It is on my Christmas wish list.

  • 5
    28 June 2016

    I bought my first bottle two years ago while visiting Scotland. Last year I went back, I made a special trip to Blair Athol to buy 3 more bottles.

  • 5
    16 May 2016

    New to whisky but this is really beautiful.

  • 5
    10 April 2016

    A smoothness that we do not find here in america with our single malts which makes it a great after dinner drink or even accompianing you on 18 holes of golf.

  • 5
    28 December 2015

    Opened on Christmas Day as I though the tasting notes fitted the occasion nicely. Oh my ! Sherried to the eye and nose, the concentration of different flavours is fantastic. It's like a slightly lighter Aberlour A'Bundha. Unreal stuff! And TWE delivered in under 24hrs!

  • 5
    20 August 2015

    Just tried this for the first time in Stockbridge Tap, Edinburgh... Fantasic aromas on the nose with a beautiful sherry taste on the pallate

  • 5
    2 March 2015


  • 4
    13 February 2015

    I have bought a bottle during my stay in Scotland last year. For it''s price it really is a nice tasting Whisky :) Just ordered 2 more bottles :)

  • 5
    8 December 2014

    Superb all round quality enjoyed by Llanfair Clybogau whisky club

  • Anonymous 20 May 2014

    wow! is all I can say!

  • B. Y. Marshall 2 December 2013

    Best whisky i've ever had.

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