Blair Athol 14 Year Old from The Single Malts of Scotland Cask Range: Single casks bottled at cask strength. This particular expression is from a Hogshead Cask #2620 which was distilled in 2006 and bottled at Cask Strength in 2020 at 14 years old: the outturn was 326 bottles. The result is a whisky that is bittersweet and enveloped by a distinctly nutty character. No added colour and no chill-filtration.
70cl at 54.6% alc. /vol.
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A loaf of brown soda bread, quite darkened on the crust, is spread thickly with tart rhubarb jam. Musky aromas of thyme and saffron combine with milk chocolate covered digestive biscuits. A hint of soft pear drifts beneath.
The tart quality evident on the nose emerges on the palate as fizzy jellies and under-ripe strawberries. Pineapple-and-lemon ice lollies mingle with fruit salad chewy sweets. Finally, nuttiness reappears in the form of an apple and cinnamon oat bar.
Tangy pomelos and a smattering of pine nuts last on, with the hint of a sweet red pepper and a few vegetal green tea leaves following behind.