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Erin Rosar
September 18, 2014 | Erin Rosar

New - Glengoyne 18yr, Berry Bros' Blair Athol '89 and Berry Bros' Bladnoch '92


Tasting notes from the Glengoyne website -

  • Appearance: Medium gold with a rich glow.


  • Nose: Awash with red apple, ripe melon and fresh banana. Heavenly and well rounded, it drifts into hot porridge topped with brown sugar.
  • Initial taste: Full bodied, round and rich. At first macerated fruits, marzipan and walnuts; then warm spices, dry cocoa and lingering Seville marmalade.
  • Finish: Long, warm and dry.

In 1992, Bladnoch produced cask 2965, filled with their fresh, fruity single malt Scotch whisky. Tasting notes from the Berry Brothers website -

  • Nose: Fresh with herbal notes - fresh mint. Some subtle, malty aromas develop and hints of exotic fruit - kiwi.
  • Taste: Mouth warming, with a touch of mustard powder. Creamy and sweet, with rounded fruity influences developing - peach.

Berry Brother's Blair Athol '89: $156.99++

Blair Athol whisky is usually used in Bell's blended products, but every once in a while, a few casks slip through the cracks and make it out as a single malt, like this release of cask 6333, which held 23 year old Blair Athol single malt whisky. Tasting notes from the Berry Brothers website -

Lemon balm and mint aromas emerge with fresh apples and green melons. The palate has a creamy texture with a balance of oak tannin, spice and fresh fruit. This is a refreshing, summery sort of dram.


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