A 14-year-old single cask from the Blair Athol distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers.
This was distilled 2 August 2006 and bottled August 2020 as a 14-year-old.
This was drawn from Sauternes hogshead #6132 and bottled at 50.6%. There are 281 bottles in the release.
One of Diageo's workhorse distilleries, Blair Athol was built in 1798. A key component in Bell's ever since that brand's introduction at the end of the 1800s, it is also a popular cellar door destination. The new make is malty and nutty, prized by blenders and excellent as a single malt when given the opportunity.
Nose: Waves of apricot. Caramel, over-ripe plums and figs.
Palate: Seriously intense - a very concentrated extravaganza of orchars fruits. Honeyed apricots, lightly toasted apple-and-raisin strudel dusted with cinnamon. Muscovado sugar, allspice and marmalade.
Finish: Rich, fruity and super sweet.
Infrequent Flyers is part of the Alistair Walker Whisky Company, which was established in 2018. Walker, son of Billy Walker (GlenDronach/BenRiach-now-GlenAllachie), has over two decades of working around Scotch whisky in various capacities.
The name Infrequent Flyers refers to the cask selection process and Alistair’s penchant for discovering and introducing excellent single casks from distilleries not often experienced as single malts. These includes malts earmarked for blended and sometimes owned by bigger companies who have not released them regularly or consistently to the market.
- Single Malt
- Blair Athol