Blair Athol 12 Year Flora & Fauna
Blair Athol Distillery // Highlands, Scotland
Blair Athol Distillery was originally founded in 1798 as "Aldour," named after its nearby water source, the Allt Dour burn. After expanding the distillery, the name was changed to Blair Athol around 1825. In 1933, the distillery was acquired by Arthur Bell and Sons and has been making whisky for their blends ever since. This single malt whisky is part of Diageo's Flora and Fauna series that highlights underrepresented or closed distilleries. It's aged 12 years in ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
Cask TypeEx-Bourbon, Ex-Sherry
"A rich and complex whisky that has its own character, highlighted by lovely earthy notes on the palate, as well as some tobacco and wood smoke. The sherry influence is obvious on both the nose and the palate, with dried apricots and lots of orange peel. It also has a herbal quality. The earthy notes linger on the finish, as well as some menthol. Quite delicious, but maybe somewhat of an acquired taste. "