Blair Athol 12 Years

The Flora and Fauna is often seen as the standard bottling of a distillery. Nose: A bit sweet, some peat smoke Taste: Sweet and smoky. A warming body. Finish: Long with subtle sweetness

    The Flora and Fauna is often seen as the standard bottling of a distillery. Nose: A bit sweet, some peat smoke Taste: Sweet and smoky. A warming body. Finish: Long with subtle sweetness

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      Blair Athol
      Scotland, Highlands
      Single Malt Whisky
      12 Years
      43%
      0.7 l
      Flora & Fauna
      Flora & Fauna
      Artifical colouring - With
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      Nosing
      Sweet:
      Fruit:
      Sherry:
      Peat Smoke:
      Malt:
      Spices:
      Vanilla:
      Oak:
      Herb:
      Apple:
      Herbs:
      Floral:
      Heather:
      Honey:
      Leather:
      Nuts:
      Pear:
      Zitrus:
      Alcohol:
      Berries:
      Caramel:
      Cherry:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Dried Fruit:
      Nutmeg:
      Plum:
      Almonds:
      Blackberry:
      Bonfire Smoke:
      Cake:
      Cinnamon:
      Clove:
      Green Apple:
      Oil:
      Orange:
      Pepper:
      Pineapple:
      Raisin:
      Strawberry:
      Tasting
      Sweet:
      Fruit:
      Sherry:
      Oak:
      Spices:
      Peat Smoke:
      Nuts:
      Caramel:
      Malt:
      Chocolate:
      Oil:
      Herb:
      Honey:
      Zitrus:
      Raisin:
      Vanilla:
      Maritime Notes:
      Leather:
      Orange:
      Peach:
      Plum:
      Herbs:
      Almonds:
      Apple:
      Banana:
      Date:
      Dried Fruit:
      Pepper:
      Seaweed:
      Wheat:
      Barley:
      Black Currant:
      Blackberry:
      Bonfire Smoke:
      Cherry:
      Clove:
      Coffee:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Fig:
      Grape:
      Hazelnut:
      Heather:
      Lemon:
      Lemon Peel:
      Mint:
      Nutmeg:
      Salt:
      Finish
      Sweet:
      Oak:
      Fruit:
      Spices:
      Peat Smoke:
      Sherry:
      Malt:
      Herb:
      Dark Chocolate:
      Nuts:
      Coffee:
      Honey:
      Pepper:
      Vanilla:
      Chocolate:
      Clove:
      Dried Fruit:
      Nutmeg:
      Herbs:
      Alcohol:
      Almonds:
      Chili:
      Cinnamon:
      Floral:
      Ginger:
      Heather:
      Leather:
      Oil:
      Pineapple:

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      31. Aug 2020
      Nosing: Apple Pear Cinnamon Pepper Spices
      Medium to intense. Fruity and sweet. Pear and red apple. Some underlying spice showing through, cinnamon and a light pepper note. There's something about it which reminds me of the smell of anasthetic gas (might just be a bit of excess alcohol)

      Taste: Malt Spices Dark Chocolate Caramel Fruit
      Sweet, more malt and savoury notes on the palate than the nose suggests. Quite a lot of wood spice. Dark caramel/dark chocolate notes. Sweet fruitiness.

      Finish: Spices Cinnamon Clove Pepper Dried Fruit
      Dried pineapple. Residual spiciness - clove, cinnamon, black pepper

      Comment:
      Initially when opening this bottle I wasn't a big fan. I actually think that being open for a few weeks has significantly improved it. The nose has a profile I might have expected from something like young Glenfiddich. However, by contrast, the palate and finish really show some gutsy intensity which you'd never get from that. There's bags and bags of spiciness which is well balanced by the still present fruit sweetness. Definitely one which has been winning me over during the time I've had it open.

      86/100
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