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Scotch Universe Europa A - 129° U.4.1' 1881.4"

Overall rating
89.47/100
votes
60
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Universe (SU)
Vintage
2007
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Château de Caladroy Wine Cask
Strength
67.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Germany Exclusive
Added on
08 Mar 2018 12:21 pm by Gris
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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Whisky Reviews for Scotch Universe Europa A - 129° U.4.1' 1881.4"

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.47 points

  1. Pollenflug scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion and pictures on: https://tomtrinkt.de
    • Nose
      At the bottom right of the label is important information that can be interpreted as a small warning: 67.8% (!) Alcohol content. After the "Images of Ayrshire" by Malts of Scotland (68.3%), the drop now occupies the second place of the strongest whiskys, which have so far found their way into my glass. I am extremely excited! The first nose is surprisingly pleasant, blind I would probably rather on 57-62% typed. A noticeable cooling in the nose is of course perceptible, but also deeper breaths are just above the edge of the glass for me easily possible and not unpleasant. This is probably the wolf hiding in sheep's clothing. You can safely breathe the whisky 20 to 30 minutes (or longer) before it unfolds its full potential. Lots of sweet, red fruits are present: ripe strawberries, raspberries, juicy cherries, blackberries, grapes and hints of plums I perceive. The nose is powerful, refreshing and very fruity. It is complemented by fine honey notes, a touch of caramel, chocolate, nuts and light oak wood. The wine barrel has given the malt many beautiful notes, without putting on "vinous" effect. With a few drops of water, the fruit notes intensify noticeably and the nose becomes even more harmonious.
    • Taste
      The mouthfeel is very creamy, wonderfully full-bodied and after a few seconds slightly astringent. A decent tingling (pepper / ginger?) On the tongue tip sets in. The experienced "cask strength drinker" will certainly be able to enjoy the drop also pure. The high alcohol content also invites you to experiment, so I add a few drops of water during the tasting (becomes even creamier, more harmonious and fruity). The impressions already gained during the nosing continue seamlessly in terms of taste: again there are tons of red fruits with a great sweetness present. Cherry jam, ripe strawberries, grapes, wild berries and oranges complete the fruity side. Caramel candies (Werther's Original), sweet honey, chocolate, nuts and a little spicy oak follow.
    • Finish
      Long, warm and fruity-spicy. The fruity notes are also very dominant on the finish line and take a long time to fade away. Caramel, chocolate, nuts and a little oak make for a perfect ending. On the palate remains a slight dryness and the desire for a second Dram. Just great!

  2. Lorion scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Interesting and very, very tasty. 88 points when playing with water!
    • Nose
      Sweet pastries with kiwi and butter. A touch of cheese reveals the Laddie. Hardly noticeable, maybe blind to "smell". The high barrel strength is also noticeable. Banana is coming now. Water: Fresh, sweet, no seasoning.
    • Taste
      Teasing sweetness. Exotic fruits. Sharpness at the tip of the tongue. Pastry notes here too. Water: Now it's going to be great. So sweet and creamy. Vanilla.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet with pastries.

  3. besar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. ChrisSym scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Great bottling, which stands out especially by the high, but very good drinking alcohol content. The wine barrel is very well integrated and ensures a variety of flavors, everything looks very harmoniously coordinated.
    • Nose
      First, I have sweetness of pastries with powdered sugar, vanilla crisps, generally doughy notes. Behind it the Bruichladdich character with hay, mineral and wood flavors with fine smoke. Chocolate and fruitiness, most likely raspberries, grapes or young strawberries. Slightly cool, but very discreet for this alcohol level.
    • Taste
      Extremely great, velvety and warm mouthfeel. Very juicy. I find the wood notes as well as the Laddie typical notes again. Now peppery notes. The sweetness now seems to be more in the direction of honey. Again lighter chocolate and a subtle Nussigkeit, most likely hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, warming and slightly astringent, probably. even a bit salty. It stays juicy and chocolaty, but now a little darker, without becoming bitter. The nuttiness is more pronounced. Very nice and dry.

  5. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Strong nose. Dark fruits. Cherries, plums. Chocolate. Hazelnuts. And also directly dry.
    • Taste
      The pressure without the addition of water is immense. The fruits go in the direction of dark dried fruit. Very dry. With a little water, it becomes significantly rounder and creamier.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Still a lot of fruits.

  6. Chris P. Bacon scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

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