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Overall rating
83.75/100
votes
125
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
The Classic Range
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Strength
44.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L18 8473
Barcode
5010493048705
Added on
02 Apr 2018 4:35 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 36.28

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262 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Sherry Cask Matured BR

25 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.75 points

  1. KingKutte_4.0 scored this whisky 82 points Member Junior

    Smells fruity and smells and tastes like metal that fits perfect to me and my selfmade heavy metal kuttegang
    when we r king at "Rock am Ring"

    \ , , / first choice airguitarhero energydrink \ , , /

    I bet one of my best Lara Croft collectables on that

    its not really good stuff, but its cheap and its..
    BrÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖm

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 78 points Connoisseur

    I would never buy, as long as there are so many delicious alternatives - that was nothing
    • Nose
      75 75
      my first nose is marmalade red fruit but clearly metallic young without alcoholic stinging.

      The nose gets a bit better with time - but never really tasty. I always have neutral bittering and metal, machine oil and cheap smelly plastic in my nose.
      In addition a cheap sweet sticky Sherrynase. That can be a Glendronach 12 (until 2015) or a Bunnahabhain 12 much better at the same course
    • Taste
      80 80
      On the palate it looks thin, then it warms and shows mint at the same time - the alcohol is moderately well integrated for 44% but ok.
      It is sweet with light nut flavors, there is also a fruity acidity but the sherry fruits are well hidden - a few raisins when chewing and orange - again slightly bitter - drinkable but not tasty
    • Finish
      80 80
      short, warm, ginger, raisins, hazelnuts, musty, spicy - long pepper and wax

  3. Buecherwurm scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Smell: strong sherry nose, red cooked fruit, a little chocolate, orange, vanilla, plum jam

    Taste: red berries, distinct oranges and orange peel (possibly also orange marmalade), quite sweet, a little young as the alcohol is noticeable despite the 44.2%, but not unpleasant

    Finish: slightly astringent and a really slight bitterness (which I can not classify)

    I bought the bottle because the frame data for the price seemed pretty neat. If you are looking for a sherry bomb for everyday enjoyment then here are the 34 mice are well laid out. A few percent and an age (or a little more age) would have been nice. There may be more NAS whiskeys like this one here.

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Seems to be mainly young Glenrothes. I also categorise Dalmore and Macallan in this style, but Glenrothes is most likely here. This is a style that generally isn't regarded very highly, so I'm surprised by the high scores for this one. I suppose the scceptable price plays a role there.
    • Nose
      Cherry, malt, orange, almond, fig and honey.
    • Taste
      Malt, cherry, caramel, liquorice and mocha.
    • Finish
      Cherry, bread, caramel, orange, apple and chestnut.

  5. peatbogger scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Probably not very old, but it's still very lively and refreshing.
    Being bottled at 44,2% is just about right. Not sure if 46% would have been better, but pretty sure it would have been a dud at 40%.
    Anyway, I got my bottles at £27 and that is bang for the buck.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very sweet and fruity.
      Rich and interesting, but almost completely without wood notes. OK, maybe a tiny hint of dense mahogany.
      This, and the dark ruby red color make it both look and smell almost like a cherry liquer, which is pleasant enough.
      From a distance there is what I find to remind me of wild strawberries, and I love those.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Starts off a bit dry and a bit thin, but it quickly improves.
      Sweet and fruity. Apart from plums it's kind of hard to separate out. Floral with a growing spice.
      Far from complex, still very pleasing.
      Would be a great nip next to a sweet desert.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium lenght.
      Sweet, with spice staying on into the finish.
      A little nutty at the very end.

  6. dinis scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very good sherry matured price/quality.

  7. Totoro scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    More refill than first-fill oriented, wich I like just fine. A bit yeasty and young, but more characterful than the "blended malt" category would have you assume.

    Reminds me of younger sherried Glenrothes and/or Glenfarclas. Some wood can be detected though, along with assorted nuts and a lactic creaminess (yoghurt?) and slightly acidic berry fruits. All in all, not a bad look.

    Sweet on the palate with oodles of caramel, but also perhaps a bit watery. Uncomplicated, with restrained wood influence and a soft citric zing. Works just fine but nothing stands out. A session dram if I ever had one. Would be more interesting for under 30 Euros; at this price, there are better alternatives.

  8. Joschbert scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Still a bit immature and metallic.
    Above all, I miss fruit notes.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Smells somehow "bitter" with a slightly pungent alcohol note. Sherry is recognizable, but hardly any fruit. Most likely still cherry and intense spices (carnation).
    • Taste
      82 82
      Again alcohol, some nutty Sherry notes, orange peel and clove.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Slightly bitter oak and some orange peel. Short to medium.

  9. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    Interesting mixture of properties of young and old malts. I really like the old cask note as it balances and outweighs the young brandy flair.
    Without this grade, I would have only given 70 points.
    • Nose
      Sherry; behind it an alcoholic note; Citrus, but slightly sweet at first; a malt note slowly becomes clear; somehow metallic
    • Taste
      Sherry; Sweet; slight barrel note; spicy hot; slightly alcoholic (goes in the direction of a light fruit brandy character); Some malt shows up in the mouth for a long time
    • Finish
      spicy; tart; slight cinnamon sharpness; beautiful oak flavor; Sherry and fruit; dark chocolate, really delicious

  10. Portfolioman scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Sweet blended malt for a reasonable price (~ 33 Euro). Uncomplicated. Overall complacent.
    • Nose
      some alcohol, cherries and other dark fruits, malt - clearly sherry influence
    • Taste
      young - something metallic; Alcohol well integrated, but seems a bit watery (despite 44.2%!); clear and very present Sherry sweetness; Marzipan - light oak, a bit musty (old oak barrel)
      overall but pretty tasty
    • Finish
      at best medium-long, subliminal sweetness sounds, overall pleasant.

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