Review #2: The Single Cask Blair Athol 1991 22 Years Old
This review focuses on another bottling from the early days of The Single Cask and it showcases a Blair Athol which was distilled in 1991, matured in a single bourbon hogshead for 22 years before being bottled at a cask strength abv of 58.4% back in 2013.
So, let's dive right into the review!
The Single Cask Blair Athol 1991 22 Years Old (58.4% abv)
Nose: Big and with a bold presence. The thick sweetness is redolent with juicy vanilla and coconut and countered with a perfect foil of sharp minerals and wet wool that must have been soaked in grapefruit juice. Excellent play of sweetness against the citric sharpness. Palate: The sweet bourbon influence is strong here, but the spirit does not back down either and is full of backbone. Menthol chest rub, the tiniest drop of medicine and herbal bitters hold up an already firm spirit. Finish: Long, sweet and mentholated.
This expression is available in very limited quantities by the dram at The Single Cask and there are a small number of bottles which can be purchased from the bar itself. Please note that both drams and bottles are subject to availability.