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Overall rating
78.00/100
vote
1
Whiskybase ID
103903
Category
Blend
Bottler
Stanley Holt & Son Ltd. (SH&S)
Bottling serie
Pure Scotch Whisky
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Label
A choice blend of whiskies from the best Scottish distilleries matured for many years in selected...
Added on
20 Nov 2017 7:12 am by Candide

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Whisky Reviews for Holt's Liqueur Scotch Whisky

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 78.00 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    Dry Sherry
    Stanley Holt & Son released a blend from 1950 until 1972 as Holt’s Buff Label, of which the whisky is said to be 100% sherry matured. The company was acquired by Long John Distillers in 1963 who discontinued the label in 1972. This was all long before the age of internet, making it difficult to find much more about this blend. I was told that the fingerprint malt might in fact have been Aberlour. My buddy Marcel from Holland offered me a sample from a bottle from 1966.

    Lovely dark and sweet nose on raisins, almond cake, paraffin, baked Granny Smith and cinnamon, with a drop of wine vinegar and a nice hint of peat. Old school and pleasant. This can easily compete with today’s blends.

    On the palate it’s a bit less though. Watery and light. But wait… after the second sip it does become pleasing with some dark notes of dry sherry, lots of peat and pepper. It seems to be gaining body. Weird, but nice.

    The short finish leaves the mouth completely dry.

    Liquid history, all but gone and hence a pleasant experience. Thanks, Marcel.

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