Blair Athol 12 years 1st fill Amontillado hogshead finish by James Eadie 55.7% 700ml
A single cask of Blair Athol, finished for 13 months in a 1st fill Amontillado hogshead, bottled by James Eadie.
Whisky Type:Single Malt Whisky
Release:Bottled in 2021
Cask Type:Single Cask
Located in the heart of the Highlands, Blair Athol produces a nutty and spicy spirit which formed the base of the Bell’s blend in 1896. This led Blair Athol spirit to become prized by blenders throughout Scotland, as the distillery produced a weighty and malt forward spirit.
Nose: Cherry liqueur chocolates and toasted hazelnuts. Botrytis wine and orange blossom honey after some time in glass.
Palate: Almond brittle leads the palate, followed with dried apricots and cranberry sauce fill out the mid and back palate. Thick and oily texture.
Finish: Salted caramel and shortbread.
James Eadie (1827-1904) was a Scottish brewer who established a significant brewery in 1854. Born near Gleneagles in Scotland, he was one of fourteen children and left school at the age of fourteen to work for his living.
Reported in local papers as a self-made man, Mr Eadie was a quiet individual whose hard work and indomitable perseverance earned him and his family a good living.
Aside from beer, the Eadie family had their own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky, which has been thoughtfully recreated using the extensive ledgers left by Eadie. These ledgers named numerous distilleries and cask types which are still available today and these are what make up the bulk of the modern James Eadie brand today.