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Our Blair Athol is 11 years old, 59.1% abv and from a refill hoggie.— The Sipping Shed (@TheSippingShed) December 3, 2020
This should be available to order from our website on Friday 11th#thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky#thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky
Appearance – This more of a mid gold in colour, again very viscous, and thick syrupy legs.
I thought it was a new release, and I’ve not tried many Blair Athol’ as tbh, been looking forward to this one #thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) December 3, 2020
Nose – Musty, tropical and stoned fruits, cinnamon, black pepper, fruit cocktail syrup, and again I’m getting some menthol too. Lots of black cherries coming through now, toast, flan base.
Some lovely dried bananas at lurking at the back. A touch jammy…#thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky— The Sipping Shed (@TheSippingShed) December 3, 2020
Palate – Yes very oily tbh, tropical fruits, stoned fruity, very warming, sweet liquorice, caramel, a little white pepper, minimal menthol.
Some menthol and a touch of white pepper, balanced with the fruits. Very nice #thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky— Whisk(e)y Chap gbeng弄 (@whiskeychap) December 3, 2020
Yes nuttiness, leaning towards Brazil nuts tbh, anise, cardamom, raisins, lovely stuff.#thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) December 3, 2020
Finish – It’s quite long, initially fruits but gives way to oak, white pepper, more nuts, chill spice, and it gets spicier @gordonsmith63.
I agree, I could easily sit with a few drop tbh.#thewhiskeychaps #sippingshedwhisky— Dram it Mick! (@StillSurreal) December 3, 2020
My thoughts – Another cracker of a dram, I’ve not tried many Blair Athol whiskies, but this one is superb, i love the nuttiness it brings with it, not something i get very often in whiskies, very nice indeed.
Would i buy a bottle? – Oh yes definitely, it is a cracking whisky to be honest, a superb example of a Blair Athol.
Many thanks to – Dan Hipshon, founder of The Sipping Shed.
Notes – This bottling is presented in its natural colour, non chill filtered, and at cask strength.Follow @TheSippingShed