We were fortunate to try a 16 year old from an independent bottler… read on…
Blair Athol 16 year (Old Malt Cask) 50%
- Colour – Deep gold
- Nose – Heather, saddle ready to go horseback riding, subtle caramel, more distinct matured cheese, sour curd, citrus orange, in the ‘rancio’ category
- Taste – Coconut oil, sweet and clearly an older whisky from a bourbon cask
- Finish – Long, delayed spice
- Water? Too enamoured with the full flavours to be distracted by a drop of pani (water)
Reactions – An excellent winter whisky without smoke
Quote of the eve – As though an elegant lady sauntered in the room, then turned out to be completely wild!
The reveal – Part of Hunter Laing & Co’s Old Malt Cask series. From May 1997, bottled in Oct 2013, 1 of 545 bottles.
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