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.
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Series
Flora & Fauna
Age
12 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Highland
Colouring
Yes

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • 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.

48 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    16 July

    Lovely.

  • 5
    6 July

    very smooth and what a treat. Christmas cake mix

  • 5
    5 July

    Discovered this whisky whilst out and about on trip to Scotland and loved it

  • 5
    12 June

    Discovered this gem on a trip to Scotland. Love it and have it shipped to us in the USA. Worth every penny.

  • 5
    29 May

    The nicest highland malt I have ever had. Needs a drop of water to let its favor and scents burst forth. Delivery forecast could stand a little improvement. My favorite whisky at any price.

  • 5
    19 January

    I'm from the US. I accidently found this bottle here. It was really good for a 12 years old bottle. Worth every penny. I shared this with my friends and they all love it. I really wish if this can sell in US and can grab it anytime.

  • 5
    11 January

    I first tried this when I went fly fishing in Scotland. Our guide asked me what I wanted to drink for lunch. I suggested red wine. Every day he asked again. In the fifth day he asked again. I answered that I had not had any scotch in over 35 years. I did not do well with with scotch and it did not do well with me. He asked me if I would try two fingers and I said yes. Now i drink it routinely. By the way the two fingers were from the thumb to the little finger.

  • 5
    21 December 2017

    Exceptionally smooth, well rounded yet bold in flavor. An excellent buy

  • 5
    7 December 2017

    I’ve had the pleasure of the Blair Athol 12 year old before and this one didn’t disappoint. Prompt service and delivery and nicer taste

  • 5
    13 November 2017

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

  • 5
    17 September 2017

    My guy loved this whiskey. Amazing!!!

  • 5
    2 September 2017

    Sweet dram

  • 5
    28 August 2017

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

  • 5
    24 August 2017

    Very smooth and still flavourful.

  • 5
    31 July 2017

    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 2017

    Like it more and more!

  • 5
    27 February 2017

    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.

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