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Blair Athol 23 Years Old Special Release Tasting notes and reviews

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Blair Athol 23 Years Old Special Release

Brand
Blair Athol
Expression
23 Years Old Special Release
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
23 years old
Abv
58.40%
Produced at
Blair Athol Distillery
Region
Highland
Availability
Worldwide

Mark Newton

88
Nose
Lovely. Figs, damsons and raisins with strawberry jam. Morello cherries with burnt toffee and maple syrup. Pine needles and black tea.
Palate
Zippy as hell, with a thin, potent texture that almost injects the avours – strawberry jam and cherryade, with citrus, prunes and again the maple syrup. Assam tea and peppermint towards the end.
Finish
Long and spicy, with a peppermint zing, burnt toffee and salted caramel.
Comment
A bracing dram – one’s mouth puckers.

Rob Allanson

86
Nose
Prickly at first, a little sulphur and meaty. Then goat's cheese and honey on oatcakes. Some gentle orange sherbert, rum and raisin icecream notes. Quite autumnal. Spices build with long pepper and a clove edge.
Palate
Rich, big sweetness, a heavily spiced custard pastry. That orange citrus note emerges with vanilla fudge too. Dark honey.
Finish
Fizzy orange sweets, a little sour at first then sweetness explodes with aplomb.
Comment
Easy on the water, a touch tames the zip and reveals great layers at play.
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