Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Blended Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Bottling serie
The Classic Range
Peated Cask
44.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Apr 2018 4:46 pm by holborndrinker

Average value

€ 36.19

2 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Peated Cask Matured

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.53 points

  1. Falang scored this whisky 69 points Expert Junior

    Bought this whisky at Tasttoe Two, DOK Ghent (BE). The guy who runs the shop was really wild about this bottle... So, in a way, my expectations were high. But unfortunately reality couldn’t fulfill my expectations. This is a dram with a great nose, a medium taste and no finish whatsoever. In my opinion this is a flat and one dimensional whisky. Kind of pitty the fact that I bought this bottle.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Delicate and complex with hidden sweets, touch of butter and a flimsy amount of smoke. Bit of peach, pear and vanilla in the nose.
    • Taste
      70 70
      Unfortunately the taste didn’t give me what I expected. Flat and one dimensional taste. The smoke comes back, mixed with green melon. No sweets anymore. Earthy and a bit bitter, diverse citric aromas. No real evolution while drinking...
    • Finish
      56 56
      No real finish here... This is a quick dram. And seconds after swallowing the last bit of the whisky, the mouth seems to forget what it has tasted. Dry mouthfeeling, sandy, hint of pear again... The finish really disappointed me.

  2. Munchalong did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    A delicate whisky that has a surprising amount of flavours to pick apart if you give it a bit a time. None of them hit you round the face, so can be hard to latch on to any one thing, but that also weirdly proves its strength, as it's a dram I keep coming back to trying to get my finger on it.
    Just one dram, and I thought spiky harshness, slight smoke, lemon, and pepper, but lacking any real nose, pallet, or finish. With more time, I keep finding more and more delicate flavours to peak my interest.

    Water: Brings out the sweeter notes, and makes it a more balanced warmth, but also dampens the already subtle flavours and bright fruit tones.
    • Nose
      Coastal notes, with malt, cereal and barley, along with lemon juice and vanilla, come across as a salted lemon shortbread. There's an iodine sting there, as well as musty tea or leather, and a light fruit, like ripe melon.
      Much more costal and earthy than sweet, but is a subtle nose with nothing hitting you round the face. There's things to be found, but you've got to take time and search for them.
    • Taste
      Not the smoothest, with a young spikiness that shoots around the mouth mixing with a peppery smoke. Not unpleasant, if you like heat from a whisky, but definitely spikey rather than smooth.
      The bright fruit from the nose develops here, like sharp apples with lemon zest, along with the earthy flavours of cereal and barley, but with vanilla, a tiny hit of manuka honey, and tea. A lemon and cinnamon-spiced porridge that's been left next to a smouldering fire comes to mind.
      The smoke is soft, adding more of a pepper spikiness and taste, rather than any thoughts of bonfires, but probably also adding to the medicinal iodine tones. The more you taste, the more that develops into a dark chocolate or even coffee bitterness.
    • Finish
      Sticks with the earthy, coastal themes, with salt, pepper, rosemary, and a sooty iodine, but with some light fruits, lemon, vanilla and bitter dark chocolate. You've got to be quick to catch them, as they don't hang around too long, with a quiet medicinal, sooty smoke being the thing that lingers most.

  3. Stefan_Hartl scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    December 09, 2019

    Uncomplicated and delicious.
    • Nose
      At first light, somewhat musty smoke, including fresh and fruity with watermelon and blossom honey.
    • Taste
      Fresh and fruity with citrus and a light smoky note. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Finish
      Ashy smoke and citrus fruits.

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

  6. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Good moist peat with a medicinal touch, the juice is strongly impregnated by the barrels, it is surprising. Limestone, granite, light fruits and sea breeze. Vanilla and honey on the palate, a light fruity and creamy side is present. Not very ripe melon, cereals, millet, barley, quinoa. Some floral fragrances. Final more than correct, quite long, on charcoal and honey. Puffed rice. Gravel, sand, wheat. A sunny day on a deserted Scottish beach.

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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