Blair Athol 12 Year Old is a Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky from the Diageo Flora and Fauna range. Flagged as a whisky at the sweeter end of the spectrum this expression has been matured in ex-sherry european oak casks. The result is a whisky with lots of sherry notes, oak, herbs and sweet spice.
70cl at 43% alc./vol.
Muscat grapes and Madeira wine, brimstone in the background, even tar. Dried apricots in the foreground, and treacle toffee.
Rich and mouth-filling, with a good balance.
A curious sweetness is introduced at the end after the acidity and dryish finish has passed.