Official tasting notes
Colour: Light copper.
Nose: Cocoa butter and a touch of dark rum and raisins.
Palate: Roasted malt and butterscotch. Sugar puffs and Biscoff caramelised biscuits.
Infrequent Flyers Batch 8 ‘Blair Athol Distillery’ 15 Year Old Moscatel Finish 700ml 51.4%
Release No. 62 from Cask No: 6133 that yielded 281 bottles.
Cask type: Moscatel finish
Bottler: Alistair Walker Whisky Company
Distillation Date: 2006
Distilled at: Blair Athol Distillery
Here’s a tidy cask strength whisky from Blair Athol distillery that predominantly distils whisky for the Bell’s brand. The 15-year-old whisky was finished in a Moscatel cask that yielded 281 bottles at 51.4% ABV. Like all Infrequent Flyers expressions, this whisky is bottled in its most authentic form – un-chill filtered with natural colour.
Limited stock has been allocated for the Australian market.
About Infrequent Flyers
The ‘Infrequent Flyers’ range is a series of single cask bottlings of Scotch whiskies brought to us by Alistair Walker, of Deanston, Tobermory, BenRiach, GlenDronach and Glenglassaugh fame. The expressions are predominantly single malts, though now and again Alistair does release a single grain. The brand name ‘Infrequent Flyers’ refers to the nature of many of the casks that are bottled – often whiskies from lesser-known distilleries that are of excellent quality, but have never been widely or consistently available.
About Blair Athol Distillery
The distillery was founded in 1798 by John Steward and Robert Robertson on the south edge of Pitlochry in Perthshire, near the River Tummel. Originally named ‘Aldour’, after the Allt Dour burn the distillery draws it water from, the distillery it’s predominantly used for the Bell’s whisky blend (the most popular blended whisky in the UK) and is also normally available in a 12-year-old bottling as well.