Insider knowledge: Blair Athol 12 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing) whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Blair Athol 12 Year Old - Premier Barrel (Douglas Laing) whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Bananas and malt. Porridge oats, cut hay and star anise, a little Ovaltine, notes of liquorice and oak.
Palate: Malt and aniseed, apple juice and stewed fruits. Spicy.
Finish: Medium length, finishing on pepper and cinnamon.