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The Gauldrons Campbeltown Blended Malt DL

Overall rating
83.34/100
votes
62
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Small Batch Bottling No. 01
Bottled
28.09.2017
Strength
46.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L 28 09 17 3 16:05 BB
Barcode
5014218803129
Added on
22 Oct 2017 8:55 pm by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 54,27

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Whisky Reviews for The Gauldrons Campbeltown Blended Malt DL

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.34 points

  1. SRB scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  2. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Joschbert scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Nice blended malt, but with slightly sprittigen notes.
    30 € would be okay.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Fully ripe sweet and sour fruits. Burnt biscuits. Cheese.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Grappa (grapes). A lot of caramel. Creamy vanilla.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Toasted notes, cereals. Short to medium.

  4. Cubey666 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
      bit chemical, candies, bacon, chewing gum, sour citrus fruit. Later on caramel / Werthers original candies.
    • Taste
      81 81
      Toast, grainy, napoleon candies, earthy.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Similar to the taste, but with an addition fatty sensation.

  5. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    I'll admit I was kinda wary of this one after bad experiences with "regional malts" from DL that were decidedly immature and sourced from unimpressive casks. That doesn't seem to be the case here. Rich vanilla and crème brulée greet the nose initially, hinting at some first-fill bourbon cask involvement. Something more acerbic lurking behind that first blast of vanillin. And while the spirit is definitively on the young side of things (in sum probably around, but not much older than, eight to ten years), there's nothing intrusive or distracting about its feisty freshness. There are some spices / herbal aromas, like coriander and cumin in the background, again pointing toward rather active oak. Now, as to the included distillates... My impression is that this is pretty much all Glen Scotia, with perhaps minuscule amounts of Springbank teaspooned in. Not a lot of peat, only a whiff. Some salinity, perhaps, but whether it's "really there" or the result of internalized expectations upon nosing a coastal malt is up for debate. At any rate, there's some something farmy, grimy, slightly dirty (diesel oil?) to this nose, which makes it interesting and marks it as a genuine Campbeltown product. Overripe tangerines and lemons in the mix as well, along with some dry-yet-fruity white wine (Chardonnay?) and oyster shells. Definitely also a mineralic side to this. It actually keeps getting better the longer I'm nosing this. Now, for the taste...

    Starts sour and juicy, skips quickly across some sweet and curiously vegetal notes, and then gracefully - and for quite an extended moment - fades into soft tannins and mild mokka notes. Very crisp throughout. No burn, and, I'd say, no water needed.

    Second and third sips reveal: yes, this is actually very well crafted, with a nicely measured, deliciously coffee-tasting finish that gives way to a few squirts of lemon juice and a distinctly salty impression in the aftertaste. Maritime after all, and definitely very Glen Scotia! Shit, I might have to buy a bottle after all...

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting.
    • Nose
      Vanilla, sweet mango rooibos tea, some fudge and chees rind.
    • Taste
      Easily mistaken for a Jamaican rum.... fruity, some coconut, spices and meaty. Also creamy chipolata cake with fruits.
    • Finish
      Apple, vanilla and spices - star anise. Later a waxy note.

  7. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Not really balanced. The nose is reminiscent of Glen Scotia.
    • Nose
      immediately noticeable vanilla (Alina says tonka bean), overripe peaches and nectarines. Pfeffrig-fleshy notes to sunflower oil and a very subtle maritime touch.
    • Taste
      sparkling and oily at the same time, a bit thin vllt. Extremely subtle fruit that dominates seasoning. Pepper, clove and juniper.
    • Finish
      In the finish becomes increasingly dry and old-wooden.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      A lot of vanilla shortbread. Pepernoten. Apple and peach. A whiff of salamy.
    • Taste
      Sweet and salty. Again very cookie-like. Peat, apple and peach.
    • Finish
      Vanilla cookie, peat, apple and caramel.

  9. Goethe scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Even though it is called a blended malt this one got some grainy components. Very fruity and some big honey on the palate.Concerning price/performance ratio: 6/10
    • Nose
      Yellow fruits (citrus, apricots, peaches, apples, overripe pears), some banana, coconut, honey, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Big honey, banana, coconut, vanilla, yellow fruits, hints of grain.
    • Finish
      Medium. Vanilla, fading yellow fruits, hints of grain and oak.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's a very difficult to scoring whisky, it has to be tasted again. The Campbeltown feeling goes through. Quite complex, maybe too much?
    • Nose
      Vanilla pudding and lemon peel. Honeyed grain. Salted minerals. Mild peat and smoke.
    • Taste
      Oily. Sour citruses, sweet peaches, marzipan. Salt, pepper and nutmeg. Oak and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Medium length, fruity, hot, spicy.

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