Whisky Review: Blair Athol 2004 “The Old Malt Cask” 15 Year / 50%
Amazingly fruity, would buy again!
This Blair Athol from Hunter Laing’s “The Old Malt Cask” series was distilled 10/2004, aged for 15 years in sherry butt HL17601, and bottled 09/2020 yielding 660 bottles. This particular series offers some concessions to consumers; it is watered to 50% strength uniformly, and does not have individual bottle numbering.
Label notes are as follows:
NOSE: strawberries, plums, and toffee
PALATE: Rhubarb crumble, pepper, and spice
FINISH: long, with a lingering fruit finish
- Color: burnished (1.1)
- Nose: apple pie, fresh cream, pastry crust, and candlewax
- Taste: boston cream doughnuts, fruit salad, a little pepper, and malty sherry
- Finish: medium, but sweet; fresh-baked egg tarts