Scotch Universe Callisto IV - 116° P.7.1' 1846.4"

Overall rating
88.64/100
votes
88
Whiskybase ID
WB108658
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
09 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Ruby Port Wine Barrique
Strength
54.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 mar 2018 8:59 am by Julia E S
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.90

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Whisky reviews for Scotch Universe Callisto IV - 116° P.7.1' 1846.4"

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.64 points.

  1. Sirralf scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Peat smoke, spicy, vanilla, fruity, red berries (probably red currants)
    • Taste
      90 90
      Peat smoke, salty maritime notes, peppery, oily, creamy texture, the alcohol is very well integrated
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long finish, fruity sweetness, peat smoke, salty notes

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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    This is an undisclosed Caol Ila from a first-fill ruby port wine barrique – but is it a finish or full maturation, and what’s with all those [Ardnamurchan-esque] numbers? They aren’t simply coordinates.

    N: This would be a fun one to nose in front of a flavour wheel. Being so open, it’s easy to pick out notes from a broad flavour spectrum that sees the smokiness high, the peatiness is low, and a consolidating port grape sweet spot in the middle.

    T: Same again, the smokiness turned up, the peatiness turned down,… the grape EQ-ed ‘flat’, as we say in the music business.

    F: Slightly waxy, a pinch of salt, cinnamon,… some new wood.

    C: An easy pleaser for sure. Add a chunk of ice and let’s call it dessert.

  3. This_Is_BearDog scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A really nice example of a ported peater. Really nicely balanced. I really like the warm caramel notes and how they coexist with the general fruity vibe. Usually I find you get one or the other, but this does both nicely. Just plain delicious.
    • Nose
      A little firecracker-y. Some peat and some warming, caramel sweetness. Honey and oats. Digestive biscuits. In the back is some fig and fruitcake.
    • Taste
      Really rich caramel and toffee. Peat smoke enveloping everything, occasionally dipping to the fore with a black pepper spiciness. Honey. Candied apple. The smoke is woodsy but with a nice briny quality to it. Apricots. Cranberries and chlorinated pool water. That last one is a weird note, but I get it infrequently and don’t hate it. It is nostalgic, like going to the hotel pool with my family on vacation. Nice texture on it, decently thick and oily.
    • Finish
      Ashy peat, black pepper. There is still a warm, slightly fruity, slightly caramel sweetness hanging on, but the oaky, briny smoke is more intense. Smoked apples. Long finish.

  4. fradin11 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      sweet; cold campfire smoke at the same time; red berries (strawberry) cereals, maritime and light acidity
    • Taste
      dry; cold smoke, ash, spicy woody note; Herbs; Berry;
    • Finish
      Smoke; sweet, the wood becomes nut; very interesting

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Jpspecial scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Nice dose of Caol Ila peat. Sea breeze Heaps of liquorice and worcestershire sauce. Nose tingling fruity ness. Full fruity port cask. Thick dark berry conserve
    Mouth Fair mouthfeel. Very ash and briny. Forest fruit berries in the background. Berry syrup. Nice red wine. Quite long lasting.

  8. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Peat, blueberry, rosehip and caramel. Water adds nutmeg.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Peat, cranberry, blueberry and cherry.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Peat, gingerbread, cherry, blueberry and coffee.

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 88 points Photo Moderator

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Sylvia scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  11. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  13. Achany scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    the port cask delivers a nice variety of dark berries both on the nose and on the palate. really like a bowl of dark berries, sweet and fruity. on the palate there is quite a lot of Caol Ila, salty sea breeze, peaty, hints of bacon - what a mix. the finish is nice and long, it just seems the port influence fades a bit quicker than the peat. Just a stunning nice dram of peated single malt!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  14. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  15. Lorion scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Pretty tasty. 87 points.
    • Nose
      Smoke. Sizzling alcohol. Rose wine. Bacon. Then comes cowshed. Somewhat overgrown grapefruit. Water : Hardly different.
    • Taste
      Full and sparkling. Cherries, smoke. Ash. In the dessert comes warm, sweet ashes. Water : creamy, tasty. Just great. Less ashes.
    • Finish
      Long, warm. Ash. Discreetly bitter.

  16. edhunter15 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    What a cool stuff! Here is the combination of intense port wine flavors and clear Caol Ila smoke wonderfully successful. The whisky has both a mouthwash Portwein influence as well as great wood notes and an unmistakable Islay character. Everything fits in my eyes.
    • Nose
      The port wine shows up as expected not only in the color. The first nose is determined by wonderfully aromatic berry notes (sweetened gooseberries, cherries, currants, raspberries). In addition, pleasant musty-mineral smoky notes, dry cereal notes and sweet wood flavors like in a Scottish barrel store. Over time, the aromas become a little softer, with hints of crème brûlée, sweet mulled sweets and warm pastries, which are still very harmoniously enveloped by the musty smoky notes.
    • Taste
      Here, the Caol Ila character comes through its salty-mineral smoke to wonderful effect and harmonizes with the sweet berries and the Glühweinbonbons from the Nosing. These charred wood flavors spread in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Now the charred wood notes dominate and the memory of a damp barrel warehouse with its berry-sweet-smelling wood aromas is again very present. In the end, pleasant cereal notes, some pepper, mineral slate notes and dry woody notes linger long in the mouth.

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