First Editions – Cask strenght
Distilled : 1993 Bottled : 2013 -Sherrywood – 57,80%
The late Michael Jackson wrote about this distillery “It evokes the shortbread cake and ginger cake. Spices and nuts. A malt for the afternoon?”
Blair Athol distillery
La distillerie Blair Athol se trouve à l’entrée sud de Pitlochty, sur l’A9. C’est surtout à la belle saison, quand ses bâtiments se couvrent de lierre et autres plantes grimpantes, que la distillerie se mue en un véritable bijou.
L’eau utilisée à Blair Athol provient de la source Allt Dour Burn. Le malt est acheminé depuis la malterie de Glen Ord.
En dépit d’un corps sans grande complexité, le wingle malt Blair Athol apparaît enrichi par sa note de sherry. Épicé, avec un goût de noisette, il rappelle un peu le shortbread (sablé écossais au beurre salé).
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The Bottler : Brand First Editions
Founded in 2010, the origins of the company are rooted in the decades we have spent growing up in and around the scotch whisky industry, and our respect and passion for the spirit this history has instilled. With a label inspired by the classic elegance of an antique manuscript, the First Editions brand is the mark of quality which appears across our core range of single-cask bottlings of malt whisky.
We review our maturing stocks on a monthly basis, drawing samples from casks we believe may be ready for bottling. Always mindful of the benefits of a whisky being from just one cask, we will bottle it when we feel it is at its best for drinking rather than being influenced by “round” ages such as 18, or 25 years old.
The First Editions bottlings are always at cask-strength and, naturally, without artificial colouring or chill-filtration.
“Our mission as a company is to bottle only the finest single-casks of Scotland’s malt whiskies, under our own First Editions label.”
“As a young company in an industry where time is of the greatest importance, we can afford to be patient.”
With their landscapes, high mountains, abundant lakes and all the islands off the coast, the Highlands are one of the most varied and spectacular regions in Scotland.
Whiskies from the Highlands are generally more sustained and stronger than those from Speyside. They have very varied tastes according to the place of production. Lightly peated and coastal flavours in the north, malty and fruity in the south.