Single Malts of Scotland, Reserve Cask Blair Athol 11YO (700ml)
Single Malts of Scotland,
Blair Athol 2009 (11YO)
The Single Malts of Scotland Reserve Casks are a flavour-led exploration of fine single malts, bottled in small batches of four to ten casks. Each parcel of bottles shows the variety of styles and flavours found across Scotland, and the differences in angel’s share depending on region. Bottled at a consistent 48% with no added colour and no chill-filtration, the Reserve Casks are intended to suit the palates of both novices and experts alike.
A batch of five ex-bourbon hogsheads from Blair Athol distillery was used to create this single malt, distilled in 2009 and aged for more than 11 years.
This is a dram full of solace – with creaminess and spice perfectly layered over a shadow of confection.
Nose: Like a Friday night treat – fruit-and-nut milk chocolate, immediately replaced by butter shortbread biscuits, left to cool on a baking tray. A waft of cinnamon lollipops appears, hinting at the comforting spice to come.
Taste: Crumbly ginger snaps and Kent-honey-chocolate truffles abound at first sip. This moves onto a smattering of buttery caramelised cashew nuts and a sprinkle of crushed aniseed. Fudge-sauce-smothered pancakes arrive to envelop the senses.
Finish: Cream crackers and thick slices of smooth, nutty Comte cheese linger with notes of baking spice.
ABOUT SINGLE MALTS OF SCOTLAND
The Single Malts of Scotland is a range of superb vintage Single Malt Scotch Whiskies individually selected from our stocks of ageing casks from the six main producing regions of Scotland.
Only casks that are judged to have attained the required quality and character are bottled under The Single Malts of Scotland label.
To ensure each whisky maintains its original flavour and cask character, we do not chill-filter or add colour.