Blair Athol

Blair Athol 10 Years Old 2009 Cask 307362

Blair Athol 10 Years Old 2009 Cask 307362

What they say:

This indie Blair Athol was bottled up by James Eadie! Distilled in 2009, it spent its decade of maturation in a single re-charred hogshead, until it was bottled at a generous 56.2% ABV. 

What I say

A 10 Year old single cask Blair Athol bottled by James Eadie whisky as part of their Autumn 2020 single cask releases. Distilled in 2009 and matured for 10 years in a single recharred hogshead before bottling at cask strength of 56.2% ABV.

  • ABV 56.2%
  • Age 10 Years Old
  • Bottler James Eadie
  • Bottling Single Cask
  • Cask Recharred Hogshead
  • Category Single Malt Whisky
  • Cost £55
  • Origin Blair Athol Distillery
  • Outturn 317 bottles
  • Region Highland
  • Released 2020
  • Vintage 2009

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance Yellow gold (8/20), medium-fine tears and long, fine legs.
  • Nose Sweet, honey, golden syrup, dry milled malted barley, polish, citrus, lemon, grapefruit, rose, lychee, baked apple & pear.
  • Taste Lemon barley sugars, golden syrup, pineapple, lemon & ginger cake, white pepper, oak wood, rosewater, lemon & rose Turkish delight.
  • Finish Long, sweet, peppery oak, pineapple, citrus and soft spices.
  • Overall A rather citric, juicy and fruity and a touch floral Blair Athol accented with woody oak from the rechar cask, quite unusual to sample Blair Athol naked of sherry cask influence.

Score 82/100

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