Rattray's Selection 21-year-old DR

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Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Butts Finish
Batch 02
54.6 % Vol.
750 ml
us United States
Added on
25 mar 2018 8:11 pm by Johannes de Silentio
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

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Whisky reviews for Rattray's Selection 21-year-old DR

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 86.00 points.

  1. Johannes de Silentio scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Color: Gold

    Nose: You immediately notice the nice interplay between the bourbon maturation and sherry finish: mild apricot, just-ripe bananas, etc. It's a restrained influence from the sherry, which works well here. With time, you start to get a bit more of the malty undertones coming through. Water brings out more citrus and waxy notes.

    Taste: It's a bit hot on the immediate arrival. Otherwise, the palate is about what you'd expect as a continuation of the nose. Still, it needs water before going further, I believe. Ah, that's better! You're again mostly on the mild, fresher fruits. This is somewhat reminiscent of OB Balblairs of a similar age, although I'll confess to probably preferring those.

    Finish: Medium, with some lingering fruit and a bit of dryness towards the end.

    Comments: You've got three pretty typical Speysiders that are common blending stock. This reflects that character pretty well. The Mortlach, on the other hand, isn't flexing its trademark muscles. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it keeps this very much in its lane, so to speak. This is a classy malt, but it's also not spectacular. Perfectly quaffable once diluted some, though.


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