Four new single casks bottled Exclusively for TWE by Signatory were released a few days ago (This one, a 2007 Coal Ila, a 1995 Imperial and a 1998 Mortlach), and I will be taking a look at those new releases in the coming days or so. I’ve chosen to start with the oldest, a 1988 vintage Blair Athol. This is a 27 year old whisky, matured in a refill sherry butt. Not many Blair Athol tasting notes on the blog until now (two, to be exact), and I was quite curious. 565 bottles of this are available and i am sure they will sell well.
Nose : sweet and thick with big sherry on top of caramelized apples, raisins and spice. Big bold sherry, heavy with tobacco, wax and red fruit, spices and pepper.