Blair Athol 1988 Signatory Vintage 25 Year Old
An independent bottling of Blair Athol, part of the Signatory Vintage Cask Strength Collection.
Signatory Vintage were established in 1988 by Andrew Symington and are one of Scotland's most prolific independent bottlers. Their offices and bottling facility are located next to Edradour distillery, which they have also owned since 2002.
Blair Athol distillery is one of Scotland's oldest, dating back into the late 18th century. Its modern story begins when it was closed down by Peter Mackenzie in 1932, and was purchased by Arthur Bell & Sons the following year. Distilling recommenced in 1949, and with Blair Athol malt at its heart, Bell's became one of the world's best-selling whiskies. Despite its importance to the Bell's blend, Blair Athol was also bottled as a single malt in the 1970s and 1980s. New owner's, Guinness, were less interested in this when they took over in 1985, but their subsequent iteration, United Distillers, brought a distillery bottling back as part of their Flora & Fauna series. One of the more popular, it has been retained as a permanent release. Other official bottlings from the Diageo era are very rare however.
This whisky was distilled on 14th October 1988 and laid to rest in refill sherry butt #6843 for 28 years before being bottled on 22nd November 2016.
One of 567 bottles.
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