A 15-year-old single cask from the Blair Athol distillery, bottled by Infrequent Flyers as release #62.
This was distilled in 2006 and bottled 2021 as a 15-year-old.
Finished in ex-moscatel hogshead #6133, which yielded 281 bottles at 51.4%
Nose: Cocoa butter and a touch of dark rum and raisins.
Palate: Creamy - Roasted malt and butterscotch. Sugar puffs and Biscoff caramelised biscuits.
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.
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.
- Single Malt
- Blair Athol