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Blair Athol 12yo

(43%, OB Flora & Fauna, 2005*)
Average Score: 80
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryBlair Athol
Bottler Official Bottling
RangeFlora & Fauna
Brand NameBlair Athol
Age12
Alcohol By Volume43%
Issued2005*
Average Score80


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin85
Olivier Humbrecht74
Robert Karlsson84
Davin de Kergommeaux81
Ho-cheng Yao73
Krishna Nukala80
Lawrence Graham78
Pit Krause85
Keith Wood83
Oliver Klimek82


Retired Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel78
Luc Timmermans82


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivejune08-1.html#120608


Tasting Notes
Krishna NukalaJust like standard text book Spey side whisky like the one Maniacal group tasted at Blair Athol distillery in June 2003. Mild dried fruits like prunes, some camphor from the oak wood. On palate mild spices some bitters like orange peel, nice enjoyable dram
Keith WoodNose: Gentle marzipan wafting over Scottish heather on an Autumn day. - Palate: Initially very smooth and creamy opening into nuts and gentle toffee. This is followed by an after-taste of slightly stronger nuts which lingers delightfully on the palate. In the longer-term after-taste a slightly floral, heather-like presence becomes much more prominent. - Overall Impression: A nice dram, creamy, smooth and albeit not so complex, very pleasant indeed.
Oliver KlimekColour: Dark amber - Nose: Prunes, nuts, hints of kiwi and polished wood. - Palate: Prunes, grapes, cinnamon with slight herbal dryness. - Finish: Long and fruity. - Overall: Quite a nice malt with some sherry influence, but not in an overwhelming way. It's not the most complex of drams but it provides genuine sipping pleasure.