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29 Aug 2014

Blair Athol 1993 (First Editions)

Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Blair Athol

Did you know Blair Athol was named Aldour first? I didn’t. The only official release is the 12yo Flora & Fauna. Luckily independent bottlers have a couple of casks lying around. Today: Blair Athol 1993 bottled by The First Editions.

 

 

Blair Athol 1993 - First EditionsBlair Athol 20 yo 1993 (57,8%, The First Editions 2013, sherry butt, 512 btl.)

Nose: nice start, fruity sherry (cherry, plums), rum & raisins and milk chocolate. Caramel. Becomes drier after a while, moving towards herbs and grasses, Seville oranges, some yeasty sharpness as well as a little wood glue. Mouth: great cherry notes (the kind of candy you used to hang around your ears as a kid). Some Heering. Plum jam and raisins. Hints of honey and tangerines. Quite sweet, although there is a herbal bitterness behind it. Finish: medium, more citrusy.

It’s funny how this one has such fruity notes despite (or alongside) the woody notes. Difficult to score, but I think it’s pleasantly unboring. Between € 100 and € 120, depending on the country apparently.

Score: 85/100

Blair Athol 1993 (First Editions) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2014-08-29

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