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Brands and Distilleries : Blair Athol

Issue 121 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Blair Athol

Blair Athol 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The obvious sherry ageing really suits Blair Athol. It is a malt that matures quickly, and this is very sophisticated for its age. A lovely whisky.

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Blair Athol Berrys' Own Selection 1974
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Best neat. Slightly firm but well worth a look.

Blair Athol Limited Edition
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.80%
7 Good, just lacking the extra layers which produce complexity.

Rare Malts Blair Athol 27 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 54.70%
7 The flavours seem to be held back, then suddenly released. This whisky might have been less inhibited at a younger age.

Signatory Blair Athol 1973
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.00%
8 Has matured superbly. I love the interplay of sweet and fruity, hot and dry. The orange colour distinguishes this from Signatory's earlier bottling.

After 200 years, still only the bridesmaid... (Blair Athol)
The Mystery Visitor slips into Blair Athol and discovers that a week is a long time in whisky.

September 2005, Issue 50, page 42

Ask the expert
In 2003 I purchased a bottle of Glenfiddich Concorde Private Vintage 1976 while on a transatlantic flight. I hasten to add that I was travelling on air miles. I paid £200 for the whisky and it remain...

September 2009, Issue 82, page 73

Whisky... it's not just for breakfast
In the matter of marketing, Michael Jackson proposes that Scotland take a lesson from Florida

June 1999, Issue 4, page 7

Airport attactions
Joe Bates ventures a little closer to home.

January 2010, Issue 85, page 34

In the Summertime
Jonny McCormick toasts Centenary bottlings and welcomes a new entry.

September 2011, Issue 98, page 74

Under the Hammer
Now you can find both of John Rose's superb articles about collecting whisky in one place. In collections he looks at some price guides for bottles at auction. In questions he fields your enquiries ab...

February 2012, Issue 101, page 72

One Day They Will
Glenfiddich puts in a serious challenge, observes Jonny McCormick

April 2012, Issue 103, page 70

P&O Ferries still offer dram fine savings at sea
Joe Bates sets sail in search of a bargain

October 2006, Issue 59, page 55

One for the tourists... (Tullibardine)
Tullibardine is a distillery crossed with a shopping centre. Can it keep whisky fans happy without alienating the general public? Our man had a look

March 2005, Issue 46, page 42

Online with style
Joe Bates looks at the World of Whiskies website.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 34

Ask the Expert
A friend has this interesting bottle of Burke's Whiskey by E&J Burke, Dublin he got through a family member, from the Canadian prairies. Could you shed any light on this item regarding its age and the...

September 2012, Issue 106, page 74

National treasures
We showcase the results from this year's Independent Bottlers'Challenge

October 2008, Issue 75, page 14

Dinner with the keeper
The keepers of the Quaich are a clan shrouded with mystery. Tom Bruce Gardyne reveals what it's like to experience one of their twice yearly gatherings.

December 2000, Issue 13, page 32

An acidic finish
John Haydock, Whisky Magazine's new columnist, hops aboard the "tasting-note gravy train" to join his whisky writing chums on a rather profitable journey.

June 2001, Issue 16, page 82

Energy efficient
Dave Broom concludes his two part investigation into the impact of climate change on whisky production by examining how the industry is meeting the challenge.

November 2007, Issue 67, page 26

A frosty reception
Classic malt distillery Dalwhinnie is revamping its visitor experience. Dominic Roskrow spoke to the man charged with ringing the changes.

February 2010, Issue 86, page 44

Birds of a feather
A look at how our feathered friends appear on the labels

April 2014, Issue 119, page 36

Exploring the Highlands
In the latest in our series on places to visit we look at some of the lesser known distilleries in Eastern Scotland.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 38

Crossing the lines
If you fancy visiting some unusual distilleries,why not base yourself in a town and take in the tourist sites too? Here we pick four base camps

July 2008, Issue 73, page 38

The biggest and the best (Glenfiddich)
Home of the biggest malt whisky distillery in Scotland and the world's best-selling single malt, Glenfiddich Distillery has consistently produced whisky that consumers can't get enough of. David Stirk...

June 2001, Issue 16, page 28

Osaka bound
Dave Broom gives us his tips on places to go when in Japan.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 36

The strange case of the Bothy Still
Gavin D Smith looks at how Diageo's forerunners flirted with the idea of launching a ‘boutique' distillery based on an illegal operation – and how it ended up on the shelf

October 2003, Issue 34, page 48

Waste not, want not
Gavin D. Smith takes a look at the by-products of whisky-making, and where they end up

March 2003, Issue 29, page 38

Worth a visit?
It's hard to believe that just a few years ago public access to a distillery was rare. Now many offer tours or tastings and they're becoming increasingly sophisticated. Dominic Roskrow reports

April 2005, Issue 47, page 20

India's Finest Whisky Bars
Our man in India gives us his recommendations

July 2014, Issue 121, page 27

A forgotten gem (Deanston)
Deanston is the least-known of Perthshire's six remaining distilleries. Ian Buxton visited it

March 2006, Issue 54, page 30

Where small is very beautiful (Edradour)
History lives at Edradour, the world's smallest Scotch whisky distillery, where traditional whisky-making methods remain unchanged to this day. Jane Slade describes the pleasures on offer when she sli...

February 2000, Issue 8, page 30

Desert Island drams
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June 2003, Issue 31, page 30

A special corner (South and East Highlands)
The region known as The Highlands covers a huge and disparate area. So in this area we focus just on the South and East part of the region

July 2007, Issue 65, page 36

A Highland affair
Caroline Dewar takes a stroll through whisky's heartland

July 2006, Issue 57, page 37

On the home front
Dave looks at the recent goings on in the industry and Scotland.

September 2009, Issue 82, page 10

Blending blocks
Drink writer of the year Dave Broom investigates what exactly makes up a blend- and how blenders are steering away from old-school terminology to describe their art

July 2002, Issue 24, page 38

First Class Whisky
Vivien Devlin sees whisky country by rail

July 2012, Issue 105, page 40

Making the grade
In a Whisky Magazine exclusive we go behind the scenes of this ambitious project.

October 2009, Issue 83, page 18

H.P. Source
Autumn brings an abundance of Highland Park reports Jonny McCormick.

December 2011, Issue 100, page 98

Chart Position

Latest
51
Best
42
Average
58

Bottle Price

Average
£79
Highest
£420

Visit the WMI page for more information

Blair Athol 10 Year Old 2002 Hepburn's Choice Langside 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.43
Blair Athol 10 Year Old Dunfermline
The Whisky Exchange
£250.00
Blair Athol 11 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£49.00
Blair Athol 11 Year Old 2002 Casks 10176 & 10177 Provenance Dougl
Master of Malt
£44.62
Blair Athol 12 Ans
La Maison du Whisky
£45.00
Blair Athol 12 Year Old
The Whisky Exchange
£43.45
Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1999 Cask 9264 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£4.28
Blair Athol 12 Year Old 1st Release
The Whisky Exchange
£125.00
Blair Athol 12 Year Old Bicentenary
The Whisky Exchange
£650.00
Blair Athol 12 Year Old Flora And Fauna
The Drink Shop
£43.52
Blair Athol 12 Year Old Flora And Fauna
Master of Malt
£43.44
Blair Athol 12 Year Old Flora And Fauna 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.36
Blair Athol 12 Years Old 46% Dumpy 12
Lions Whisky
£185.00
Blair Athol 12 Years Old Flora & Fauna White Cap 12
Lions Whisky
£240.00
Blair Athol 13 Year Old 1998 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£47.30
Blair Athol 13 Year Old 1998 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.51
Blair Athol 14 Year Old 1999 Cask 9866 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£52.22
Blair Athol 15 Year Old 1997 Cask 9757 Provenance Douglas Laing
Master of Malt
£4.64
Blair Athol 15 Year Old 1998 Cask 10342 Old Particular Douglas La
Master of Malt
£69.98
Blair Athol 15 Year Old 1998 Cask 2754 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£63.50
Blair Athol 15 Year Old 1998 Strictly Limited Carn Mor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£4.65
Blair Athol 15 Year Old Manager's Dram
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Blair Athol 15 Year Old Managers Dram
Whisky-Online.com
£199.00
Blair Athol 15yo J. Macarthur 15
Lions Whisky
£230.00
Blair Athol 16 Year Old 1995 Directors' Cut Douglas Laing 3cl Sam
Master of Malt
£7.62
Blair Athol 16 Year Old 1997 Cask 10127 Old Malt Cask Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£74.24
Blair Athol 16 Year Old 1997 Cask 10127 Old Malt Cask Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£5.85
Blair Athol 18 Year Old 1995 Cask 10303 Old Malt Cask Hunter Lain
Master of Malt
£85.00
Blair Athol 18 Yo Bicentennial 18
Lions Whisky
£175.00
Blair Athol 1965 12 Years Old Cadenhead 12 1965
Lions Whisky
£530.00
Blair Athol 1966 Cadenhead For Gabry 1966
Lions Whisky
£370.00
Blair Athol 1976 26 Year Old First Cask 7605
Whisky-Online.com
£175.00
Blair Athol 1981 1981
Lions Whisky
£550.00
Blair Athol 1989 23 Year Old Single Cask #6333
Abbey Whisky
£94.95
Blair Athol 1995 2009 Managers Choice Cask 5989
Whisky-Online.com
£194.95
Blair Athol 1995 2011 16 Year Old Directors Cut Cask 7154
Whisky-Online.com
£91.45
Blair Athol 1995 Managers Choice
Master of Malt
£182.13
Blair Athol 1995 Managers' Choice Sherry Cask
The Whisky Exchange
£120.00
Blair Athol 1997
La Maison du Whisky
£72.00
Blair Athol 1997 Bottled 2013 Connoisseurs Choice Gordon & Macpha
Master of Malt
£48.33
Blair Athol 1997 Connoisseurs Choice
The Whisky Barrel
£44.41
Blair Athol 1998 2013 15 Year Old Berry Bros & Rudd
Whisky-Online.com
£48.00
Blair Athol 20 Year Old 1993 Cask 9908 Old Particular Douglas Lai
Master of Malt
£6.58
Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1989 Cask 2928 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3
Master of Malt
£6.61
Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1991 Cask 7235 Dimensions Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£8.00
Blair Athol 22 Year Old 1991 Cask 7235 Dimensions Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£118.42
Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 Cask 6333 Berry Bros. & Rudd
Master of Malt
£106.58
Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 Cask 6333 Berry Bros. & Rudd 3cl Sa
Master of Malt
£7.60
Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1989 Dimensions Duncan Taylor 3cl Sample
Master of Malt
£7.46
Blair Athol 24 Year Old 1989 Cask 325304 The Octave Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£137.04
Blair Athol 24 Year Old 1989 Cask 325315 The Octave Duncan Taylor
Master of Malt
£9.48
Blair Athol 8 Year Old 75cl
Whisky-Online.com
£175.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1960s
The Whisky Exchange
£450.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£225.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£220.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1970s
The Whisky Exchange
£220.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£220.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£175.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1980s
The Whisky Exchange
£140.00
Blair Athol 8 Year Old Bot.1980s Black Label With Sunset
The Whisky Exchange
£125.00
Blair Athol 8 Years Old 80 Proof 8
Lions Whisky
£275.00
Blair Athol 8 Years Old Tall Bottle 8
Lions Whisky
£125.00
Blair Athol 8yo 8
Lions Whisky
£230.00
Blair Athol Bicentenary 18 Year Old Sherrywood
The Whisky Exchange
£199.00
Blair Athol Distillery Only 2010 Limited Edition
Abbey Whisky
£89.95
Blair Athol Managers Choice 1995 Vintage
The Whisky Barrel
£199.99
Blair Athol Special Light Over 8 Years Old 8
Lions Whisky
£190.00
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