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Overall rating
91.27/100
votes
73
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Murray McDavid (MM)
Bottling serie
Mission
Vintage
1969
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
36 years old
Casktype
Bourbon / Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
1200
Strength
40.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Aug 2009 2:34 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 799,00

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Tastingtags

12 Notes

hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Review note
07 Apr 2017 11:09 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 93 points

[April, 2017]  I bought bottle no. 847 for 141 Euro in March, 2008.  This is the finest vatted (or nowadays called "blended") malt you most probably ever will come across...  It is a vintage 1969 Bowmore (matured in bourbon cask), a 1968 Bunnahabhain (sherry cask) and a 1966 Bruichladdich (bourbon cask) - please read this twice and imagine the result.  I promise, it is even better...

But why the hell did MMD such a decadent vat?  The explanation is very simple:  Both the high valued Bowmore and Bunnahabhain had fallen below 40% abv in their casks and could not be sold as a single malt edition anymore (you know, below 40% it is just a liqueur not a whisky - that is the law!).  So they vatted these gems with a higher proof Laddie to raise the vat above 40% abv again (40,3% to be precise).

The result is simply stunning.  The best of Bowmore (exotic fruits, peat) and Bunnahabhain (fat sherry, oily texture) combine with the delicate Bruichladdich (more fruits, creaminess).  One to nose for hours and to sip forever...  To be honest, I find this vat better than all of the single malt vintage editions of 1969 Bowmores, 1968 Bunnas and 1966 Laddies I have tasted so far and that were quite a few!

By the way:  This is one of the whiskies that is harmed by oxydation over time (it gets flatter, less impressive).  So I advice to rebottle this precious spirit into smaller, completely filled sample bottles as soon as you opened it.  But use new, never used bottles only (at least use new screw caps, otherwise the old content might spoil the new filling - it happens very seldom, but it happens as I experienced myself)!

Weighted Rate
92.8
Nose
93
Initial taste
92
Body
93
Finish
94
Price
91
Presentation
93
There is no accounting for taste...
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
14 Mar 2018 3:07 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
91
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
91
GIORGOS
Connoisseur GIORGOS Review note
03 Dec 2017 11:36 pm
GIORGOS gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
90
Initial taste
91
Body
92
Finish
89
Price
84
Presentation
91
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
02 Aug 2017 3:40 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 93 points

[September, 2006]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 253 that I bought for 149 Euro in August, 2006.

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Please see detailed review below.

There is no accounting for taste...
ctu
Connoisseur ctu Tasting note
08 Jul 2017 1:32 am
ctu gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Russetmuscat
Nose

At first the old Bowmore's rich exotic fruitness prevails. Mango, tangerine, banana and strawberry.
Deep there is the oily, heavily sherryed Bunnahabhain. Salt.

Taste

Refined, creamy. The peat comes better beside the fruits. There is also some smoke and ash here.
Matured, tannic, spicy oak. Citruses, waxy apple, mango, apricot, coconut. Sherry. Awesome!

Finish

Long, soft.

Comments

I think MM found the ideal ratio to get the best out of everything.
On the nose Bowmore is dominant, but the taste is equilibrated. Premium stuff!

Drk Neknul
Expert Senior Drk Neknul Note
27 Jan 2017 7:30 pm
Drk Neknul gave this whisky 93 points

Der ISLAY TRILOGY aus Murray McDavids Mission Wood Serie ist ein Blended Malt. Normalerweise eigentlich nicht unbedingt mein Beuteschema. Aber die Zusammensetzung in diesem Fall ist einfach überirdisch. 3 Fässer. Ein 1968er Bunnahabhain aus einem Sherry Fass, vermählt mit einem 1969er Bowmore aus einem Bourbonfass und einem 1966 Laddie, ebenfalls aus einem Bourbonfass. Himmel, wer mischt den sowas? Heute im Grunde schon wirtschaftlich völlig undenkbar. Seinerzeit stand er lange in den Regalen, bis die ersten ihn probiert hatten. Es ging das Gerücht um, dass ursprünglich ein Double Barrel geplant war, Bunna und Bowmore allerdings vom Alkoholgehalt her unter die magische Grenze zu sinken drohten. Das 1966er Laddiefass aus den Altbeständen der Brennerei soll dann die 40,3% ABV gerettet haben. Gerüchte eben. Insgesamt 1.200 Flaschen ergab Jims Mischung 2005 in dem riesigen alten Milchbehälter, den Duncan und das Team bei Laddie zum Vattingtank umfunktioniert haben.

Auge/Nase: Limettensorbet in einem uralten Holzschrank. Mandarinen. Rauchbirnen vom Smoker. Fruchteis. Über allem der unverkennbare Geruch von 'antikem' Whisky. Grandios. Ich kamn es kaum erwarten, ihn zu versuchen.

Gaumen: Kräftiger, dunkler Ton, aufgehelltes Mahagoni. 'Mouthcoaring', fällt mir spontan ein, als der Islay Trilogy langsam über die Zunge rinnt. Sehr intensiv. Vielschichtig, samtig und fruchtig. Mangos, Kiwis und Trauben führen für meinen Geschmack. Klasse! Überraschend rauchig, obwohl die Rauchnoten im Grunde nur vom Bowmoreanteil stammen können. Wohl kaum vom 1968er Bunnahabhain, und ebenso wenig vom Laddie, denn auch bei Bruichladdich waren zum Zeitpunkt der Destillation in 1966, die Tage der alten Peated Range längst passé, seit man Jahre zuvor zu den Port Ellen Maltings gewechselt war und die eigenen Malzböden stillgelegt hatte. Die exotischen Früchte dürften schwerpunktmäßig ebenfalls vom Bowmoreanteil stammen. Oder doch vom Laddie? Völlig egal, der Geschmack ist einfach himmlisch.

Finish/Fazit: Mittellang, frisch, reife Mango, leicht kalkig. Unglaublich voluminös. Was für Geschmackserlebnis, der schmeckt einfach nur nach MEHR!

lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Review note
29 Oct 2015 9:48 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Weighted Rate
90.8
Nose
90
Initial taste
90
Body
93
Finish
92
Price
88
Presentation
90
lincolnimp
Connoisseur lincolnimp Tasting note
29 Oct 2015 9:40 pm
lincolnimp gave this whisky 91 points
Color
Auburn
Nose

Sweet with refined peat, dark orange marmalade with hints of lemon and brine mixed in with slight tar notes.

Taste

Mouth filling and creamy, with some dryness and again some orange but mixed in with cigar smoke.

Finish

Quite long, smooth and refined but there is an aftertaste that I can only describe as cola cubes which I really like.

Comments
For those who do not like in your face peat this is an ideal dram and worth seeking out at auction.
I really liked it.
barryfox915
Expert Senior barryfox915 Note
14 May 2015 3:14 pm
barryfox915 gave this whisky 90 points

Colour: Old gold-amber

Nose: Old oak, exotic fruits (mango, passion fruits), peach. Very sweet and smells like a fruit basket.

Taste: Very sweet, slightly tannic, on exotic fruit cocktail (banana, passion fruit, peach and mango) with a hint of smoke. Diluted, gets very tannic, bitter and smoky. There is some dryness on the sweet finish of medium length, slightly tannic and with a hint of smoke.

General Impression: A deliciously sweet and old “Islay” whisky, made from the vatting of 1968 Bowmore, 1968 Bruichladdich and 1966 Bunnahabhain. An excellent vatted malt whisky.

http://www.whisky-news.com/En/tasting4.html#05Mar07

 

 

Erik Elixer
Connoisseur Erik Elixer Tasting note
02 Feb 2014 1:10 pm
Erik Elixer gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Deep copper
Nose

dusty, citrus, honey, strawberries, bourbon fruits, syrup, chocolate, orange, some raisins, meaty, dusty, spices - pepper, some peat and ashes

Taste

liquorice, old dusty wood, sparkling citrus, pastry, spices - white pepper, oily and forest fruits - cranberries

Finish

medium long, medium drying with vanilla, citrus - grape fruits, some smoke, some ashes and spices

Comments

sample from www.whiskysample.nl

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