Blair Athol 23 Year (2017 Special Release)

Single Malt

Blair Athol Distillery // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    91
  • Avg. Rating

    3.33
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 3 )

Released in 2017 as part of Diageo's annual fall special release collection, this whisky was distilled in 1993. This Highlands single malt was aged for 23 years in ex-bodega European oak butts. This edition is bottled at 58.4% ABV. Availability limited to 5514 bottles.

  • age
    23 Year
  • abv
    58.4
  • Single Malt
    Distilled 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 Type
    ex-bodega European oak butts

Tasting Notes

"The nose is rich and thick, with sugary fruit gummies, honey, and a dose of sherried nuttiness. The palate is oily, and brings spicy oak to offset that honey, along with menthol, walnuts, char, and cinnamon. The finish is spicier still, with citrus zest and pepper, fading away into nuttiness and a light touch of rancio. A bit soft at first, let this one open up to develop its full flavors."

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Flavor Profile

Rich & Oily