Blair Athol 1988 Signatory for K&L 26yr
Added on Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 12:01 AM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 26 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1988 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.30 % Region: Highland
  Price: $180 Availability: Specialty Stores
Cask #6844
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 

n:  Fresh fruitcake topped with mint

 

p:   Cherry limeade.  Damp pine.   Very chewy with a great finish.

 

B+/A-   I have a feeling that this one will get better once it has been opened for a while. 

Ries
 

n: burnt dark vanilla bean, tiramisu with dried cherries, orange furniture wax. Dried peach + vanilla wafers.

 

t: follows nose, but with a peculiar grilled peach flavour and mint chewing gum. Part of me really likes this, part of me is perplexed (interesting combination of flavours). Middle is dusty oak, apricots, and black tea. Nice older style sherry with an earthy, dry finish. Juicy prunes - nice and savoury whisky.

Fuji
 
Smells of bad sherry casks, cigarette ash, and rusty tin metal. Sour pomegranate and cherry flavored cough medicine.

Funky sour stuff. Stale sherry and musty stuff
Chris
 

N: Apricots, Christmas cake (yum, and I swear I did not read Andy's review first) and then damp musty wood (meh, and I swear I didn't read Fuji's).

P: Wood dominates the palate, masking some fruity notes which try to to break through.

F: Dry popsicle stick.

I had high hopes based on the first whiffs, but this cask contributed too much tanin and not enough sugar.   

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