Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Berry Brothers & Rudd 70cl / 51.1%
The older of a pair of contrasting Blair Athols released by Berry Bros & Rudd for their Winter 2022/23 outturn, Cask 11086 is a 14-year-old Blair Athol 2008 that was finished in a Gonchi, which is a small 136-litre cask used to mature the amazing Hungarian sweet wine Tokaji.
This 2008 Blair Athol 14-year-old was bottled without colouring or chill filtration by Berry Bros & Rudd in late 2022, with Cask 11086 yielding a total of 146 bottles at its natural cask strength of 51.1%.
Berry Bros & Rudd
|Series||Winter Releases 2023
|Cask Type||Hogshead & Ex Tokaji Gonchi Finsih
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Rich, sweet and chewy aromas rise from the glass, offering apricot, figs, almonds and zingy marmalade. This dram takes a little time to open up, but some air brings forth some ripe green apples and a little cinnamon.
Palate: The palate is thick and full, giving more jammy apricot notes and some dried fruit, but with clear distillate character coming through in the form of stewed apples and pears.
Finish: A long, mouth-coating finish shows baking spice and oak. This is a big, full, warming whisky.