Blair Athol 12 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
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.

30 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    14 September

    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

    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

    New to whisky but this is really beautiful.

  • 5
    10 April

    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.

  • Graham Mercer 28 August 2013

    I tried this at the distillery a month back. It is now one of my favourite malts, stupendous, well balanced, Christmas cake & sherry.

  • TWE Admin 25 January 2012

    Andrew: We do ship to South Africa.

  • Andrew Michael 24 January 2012


  • TWE Admin 12 December 2011

    annelarus: We do ship to the USA...

  • [email protected] 11 December 2011

    My father loves your whisky!I would love to purchase a couple of bottles for him for Christmas can you please let me know where I may purchase them in the USA. Thank you Anne

  • Breandan 29 September 2011

    I like the way it is made using as much of the traditional method that modern health and safety will allow, this in my humble opinion is more like the whisky's of old which made the country synonymous with Uisce Beatha ( whiskey to us non Gaelic speaking people) or I prefer the direct translation Uisce; meaning water and Beatha meaning life, so lifewater or water of life...

  • Soren 9 June 2011

    I simply don't understand the positive ratings below for this whisky. The nose is OK but it nevers opens completely (even with water). The flavour is totally off balance - not worth the money. Buy a 15 y.o. Glenfarclas instead - that's a real gem.

  • Anonymous 6 June 2011

    just came back from Scotland and after touring 20 distilleries this is one of the bottles i brought back only 7,000 made a year

  • Ceilidh Callum lcb 15 April 2011

    Totally fantastic dram . Get one doon yir neck you will no be disapointed

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