Blair Athol 9 year old Sauternes Cask finish Lady of the Glen Cask 306693
This Highland single malt was distilled at the Blair Athol distillery in Pitlochry. The whisky spent most of its maturation in a hogshead before it was finished in a Sauternes barrique. This Scotch whisky was bottled at 9 year od age at natural cask strength with no added colouring nor chill-filtration involved.
Lady of the Glen Independent Bottlers
Lady of the Glen is an independent bottler bringing international whisky enthusiasts an exclusive taste of Scotland’s traditional spirit. This means they are part detective and a bit magician as they seek, source, and look after rare single malt whiskies from distilleries across Scotland, turning them into something special through traditional bottling techniques.
All Lady of the Glen brand releases are hand bottled at natural cask strength, without any chill filtering or colouring which means the original taste remains unaffected and the end flavour is pure, full, and always unique.
Blair Athol distillery
Blair Athol is a Highland distillery located in Pitlochry. It was founded in 1798 and as such it is one of Scotland's oldest. When the distillery was built it was named Aldour because of its water source. The present name was adopted in 1825.
Like most distilleries in Scotland Blair Athol went through numerous changes of ownership during the 19th century. It also went through periods of reduced output. The distillery was mothballed in 1932 and remained closed until 1942. While the distillery was closed it was acquired by Arthur Bell and Sons. Upon reopening, the distillery produced whisky for the Bell blends and in the 70's Blair Athol distillery's production capacity was doubled.
A visitor centre was opened in 1987 and very few official single malt bottlings are available.
The short fermentation period, the presence of cloudy wort and the size of the stills contribute towards the nutty, grainy and sweet palate of Blair Athol whisky.