Blair Athol 12 Year Old Flora & Fauna
70cl / 43%
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£40.79 ex VAT
(£69.93 per litre)
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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.Tasting Notes (1)
- Dried Fruit
Flora & Fauna
Producer's Tasting Notes
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.
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.
Very curiously, a sweetness is introduced at the end, after the acidity and dryish finish has passed.
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Oh my god, what’s happened? Blair Athol used to be one of my favourite whiskies and now it’s heavily peated, tastes like iodine and has a very harsh aftertaste. This has only happened in the last three months, but my god - what a letdown. I can only assume this is a cost cutting exercise in which case please bring back the original flavour and I’ll pay a little more!
Absolutely beautiful, I love this whisky… I’ve been working my way through the bottle and can honestly say it gets better and better….don’t think I’ll ever be without a bottle.
We have been ordering it since we tasted it at the distillery in 2015
Can' say I'm not enjoying this.It just seems to lack a bit of body.Think I'll buy a Sig. Cask next time.Double the price but hopefully worth it3.75\5
Often overlooked in this series because of its constant availability, it is without doubt one of the most interesting flora and fauna releases and for me is the closest expression to the famous Mortlach bottle, with a punchy sherry influence and full bodied flavour profile. A great whisky at this price and one to enjoy on a regular basis. Blair Athol - takes me back to Perthshire.
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