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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Blair Athol 28 yo (1988/2016), Maltbarn, 49,6%

Review #492
This is no. 66 from Maltbarn and only 111 bottles were made from this Bourbon cask. When I poured this, notes of fresh fruits just filled the room. I wouldn’t have guessed it this old judging by the smell. Fresh white fruits mixed with elegant citrus notes and fresh mowed grass.

The taste is very delicate. Some citrusy notes at first with some crème brule notes, just without the overwhelming sweetness. The taste of oak is very powerful after the citrus have calmed down and mixes with some vanilla and honey in the finish. Apples is a theme all the way through!

This whisky is very complex. So many layers and different notes. It starts a bit slow in the smell, but after the citrusy notes calms down in the taste it is truly amazing. Make sure to give it some time in the glass to open, and make sure to give yourself the time to enjoy this prober! I will rate this 89/100 (21/22/23/23).

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