1997 Blair Athol 25 Year Old "Old Particular" K&L Exclusive Single Sherry Butt Cask Strength Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml) (Previously $280)

SKU #1666542

This beautiful cask of Blair Athol is truly the star of our 2023 campaign. We rarely get access to such exceptional old malt and if you've been following the K&L Exclusives, this will easily compare to the wonderful 25 year Cragganmore we sold last year. The Blair Athol malt is an absolute dream and when you put it into high quality casks, it can produce one of the Highland's most complex and delicious whiskies. Founded in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson, it changed hands many times until eventually being mothballed in 1932. IT was after that that Arthur Bell purchased the distillery to make it the home of his Bell's Blend. Production start up again in 1949 and continues to produce the top dressing malt for blends. But a few special casks make it out of the system and we're extremely lucky and proud to have procured this exceptional whisky. Fewer and fewer casks are able to offer this old malt experience for a relatively reasonable price. Any one looking for great old highland sherry should look no further. This is the best around.

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By: Scott Beckerley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/17/2023 | Send Email
This is just a lovely and eminently drinkable malt. A nose of toasted hazelnut, toffee, fruitcake and orange peel. On the palate, rich hazelnuts, nutmeg, orange and ginger flavors. A bit savory on the very long finish. This is a spectacular and very special bottling!

By: David Othenin-Girard | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/6/2023 | Send Email
Here is the big dog for the year. We're not expecting another old sherry butt of any kind until late this year or early next. Let's get in there asap! A gorgeous chestnut/russet color. The nose is all purple plums and dried berries, coupled with a deep roasted arabica, old mahogany, coco powder and gingersnaps. It's a bit asleep I think. Leave it for 20-30 minutes and now we've got so much more! Deep oloroso nutty character, dried plums and raisins, old leather, sweet medium roast brewed with a dollop of cream, hints of savory, allspice, tarragon. The palate is rich and open with gorgeous creamy cocoa, wild honey, sweet caramel candies and a big clove-y finish. It's so pretty and appealing, it may actually bother some of the people hoping for a sulfur-y funk bomb like we've seen other Blair Athols sometimes do. Luckily the sulfur lovers will still have plenty of other gorgeous stuff to love here. With water the savory character really develops adding more leather, more pure oloroso oxidative notes and on the palate tames the big spice at the end. I think it's really pretty either way, but water does do a lot here so maybe try it both ways. This is really exceptional whisky and my only demand is that you give it time in the glass or you'll miss ALL the fun.

By: Jeffrey Jones | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/5/2023 | Send Email
This single malt offers a bundle of sherry barrel sweetness and complexity from the enhanced aging. The nose is rich and sweet. In the mouth it is rich and sweet. With the addition of a little water, both the nose and mouth open up and offer some dried fruit and nut flavors and aromas. There is a long finish. The sherry barrel aging does not dominate and its influence is integrated and balanced.

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