Whisky Review: Blair Athol 2008 SMWS 68.47 11 Year Old

Riveting Raspberry Ruffle Truffles

Blair Athol 2008 SMWS 68.47 11 Year Old / 55.4%

Tasted neat

This Blair Athol, named “Riveting Raspberry Ruffle Truffles”, was distilled on 17.10.2008, spent nine years in an ex-bourbon hogshead,and then the last two in a 1st fill Oloroso hogshead.

SMWS describes it as:

A lovely deep fruity aroma like that of a raspberry pudding topped with roasted pecans, hazelnuts and warm vanilla sauce. The taste was delicious creamy – a chocolate mouse or a rose, raspberry and coconut fool of crystallized rose petals, double cream and toasted coconut flakes.
  • Color: tawny (1.4)
  • Nose: burnt fruit, almonds, some lemon citrus, toasted cream, salt, and muscat grape
  • Taste: smores, fruit tarts, some sweet sherry, dark chocolate and raspberries; maple syrup
  • Finish: long, very sweet, with a little bit of graham cracker and some more fruit

SMWS finishes are getting quite good, this is a nice dessert-style dram.

Rating: 7/10



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