Auld Stag Smooth Blended Whisky

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fine Blend
40.0 % Vol.
750 ml
Added on
21 Oct 2017 5:21 pm by peatbogger

Average value

€ 10.00

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8 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Auld Stag Smooth Blended Whisky

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 55.83 points

  1. dirkmemphis scored this whisky 56 points Moderator

    • Nose
      54 54
    • Taste
      56 56
    • Finish
      57 57

  2. James F. B. Keith scored this whisky 80 points Newbie

    I've seen some bad reviews of this. Be fair, guys. Of course it won't compare to a Highland Single Malt. It's not punching in that league. Stick to your overpriced hipster swill - or be fair.
    This whisky is best compared to Irish Whiskeys. It's mellow, gentle even. Some call it tasteless or neutral. It's not.
    There's fruit and vanilla, and it can hold its own when compared with some far blander stuff made in Connemara.
    In that league Auld Stag excels. Yes, I give a bonus for some non-Celtic guy in a desert getting a ten dollar whisky to be that good.

  3. coryfin scored this whisky 1 points Member Senior

    Much too expensive to funnel. What should I do with it?

  4. peatbogger scored this whisky 52 points Specialist

    Thanks to ronnholt for letting me pop this on a Friday night, it turned out to be less of a Nightmare than I had envisioned.

    According to traditional points giving, neutral is 50, positives pull in an upward direction, negative pulls down.

    And you can't come closer to neutral than nothing.

    Whatever is there is not unpleasant, but neither is it good enough to reward.

    It's cheap alcohol, but there's still a limit to what else you get for your money.

    Nice Auld Stag on the label though.
    • Nose
      50 50
    • Taste
      50 50
    • Finish
      50 50

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 52 points Specialist

    After reading horrifying reviews about encounters with this, I was quite curious about the awfulness.

    But there's nothing bad about it what so ever.

    Neither anything good, it's the most bland and boring whisky I have ever tried, but if I find my self in muslim tropic terethory where this is the only option, I will gladly have a glass, and then with lots of ice.

    Would be a nice cooling replacement for a watered down ice tea.
    • Nose

      I want a nose!

      But there's not even alcohol.

      Reading older reviews of this where the nose is described as viciously aggressive paintstripper I must admit that the absense of unpleasant have to be a good thing.

      Really deep dive, inhale with the stomach: very very faint hint of grainy malt and a single drop of lemon.

      Is it homeopathic? It must be diluted to oblivion.
    • Taste
      On to tasting; and it's light and watery.

      Some sweetness to it by an ever so faint touch of barley sugar.

      Not even sure it's alcohol I'm drinking.

      Again, in relation to what I've read; "Nile silth and the elleventh plague of God onto Egypt", close to nothingness must mean there's been some significant changes to the production of this stuff lately.

      Hard to tell, but there could be a Werther's caramel in there. That's ONE in the whole bottle.
    • Finish
      Can there be a finish without a start?

      Well, after swallowing there is a very gentle and actually pleasant warmth telling you that this is an alcohol beverage.

      And that tiny flake of Werther's... think quick or you will miss it.


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