Blair Athol 23 Year Old 1993 Scotch Whisky 700mL
Originally founded in 1798 as Aldour, after its water source the “burn of the otter”, it closed and was then refounded as Blair Athol in 1825 by John Robertson. Under various ownership by the Connacher family for decades, it was the first distillery purchased by Peter Mackenzie in 1886, who also founded Dufftown and ran both until 1932. Arthur Bell acquired Dufftown, but did not operate Blair Athol until 1949, when it was rebuilt and capacity doubled to four stills. A visitor centre was opened in 1987, one of the first of its kind in Scotland. Historically, Blair Athol was bottled as an 8 year old in the '70s and '80s, as a 12 y.o. Flora & Fauna malt, and as a Rare Malt 27 y.o. at 54.7% ABV in 2003. Its distillation process creates a rich, malty character, making it ideal for ex-sherry.