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Overall rating
87.26/100
votes
59
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
20.02.1997
Bottled
22.03.2018
Calculated age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1
Number of bottles
346
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Misprint on box : single malt, on purpose?
Added on
12 Apr 2018 6:33 pm by schero
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 116.97

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Whisky Reviews for Wardhead 1997 ANHA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.26 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A blend that tastes like a single malt.
    • Nose
      With the scent of green apples and Williams pear very fresh, fruity and floating. Honey sweetness, bourbon vanilla ice cream. Yeast dough, malt in the background, heather.
    • Taste
      Dry and sweet start on the tongue. Much heather honey, milk chocolate, rose petals. Green apple, pear, light hay. Freshly baked bread.
    • Finish
      Medium long, dry, fine oak, caramel.

  2. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I like the smell very much, harmonious and exciting at the same time, the harmony conveys maturity, interplay of aroma gives tension.

    Unexpectedly powerful in the mouth with very expressive salmiak / anise notes. If you like something like this, like this whiskey. I like that, as well as the autonomy he gets from it.

    At the latest in the departure shows then the age of the whiskey.

    An independent, characterful whiskey. I like that.
    • Nose
      sweet pear, lime, autumn leaves, vanilla, a little honey, sawdust, a little woodruff, all beautifully interwoven
    • Taste
      Strong onset, firm creamy body, the whiskey lies down smoldering on the tongue, only after a while it is milder and sweeter, until then a hint of salmiac lozenges, licorice, anise, reminiscent of an ouzo or raki, later clearly oak, spicy. In the second sip, the classic notes of oak and malt set with a hint of citrus.
    • Finish
      Clear oak, increasing bitterness, Nordic beer, bread crust, tart vanilla, a faint reminder of the lime, long

  3. schero scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Very varied and unmistakable Glenfiddich!
    • Nose
      Sweet popcorn, honey, white grapes, licorice, gooseberries, kiwi, fudge, caramel, then comes jese lot of baked apples, apple pie, with water come fresh green plants like aloe vera, green tea
    • Taste
      Oak-spicy onset, then directly followed by a concentrated apple strudel, slightly slapping, a little bitterness, again very sweet, forest honey, water brings the oaky spice in the foreground
    • Finish
      Pleasant level of bitterness, again a light brushing, the sweetness adheres to the palate, while the apple tones are superficial

  4. didi1893 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    For me as a lover of intense sherry bottlings, this Wardhead from a Bourbon Hogshead was a new and welcome change. Dark fruit aromas and spicy wood tones give this filling in combination with herbs and spicy notes an interesting character. The mouthfeel is the whole time very creamy and velvety. A delicious and interesting bottling! Tastes and I like it very much! An attentive reader of my Notes has certainly noticed that these are almost the same notes as Cask # 2. In fact, for me, the two bottlings are almost identical! Cask # 1 has a nuance and alcohol is a bit more dominant than Cask # 2. Likewise, I feel this filling a little sharper on the tongue and this may be due to my current day shape.
    • Nose
      the swiveling has formed on the glass wall, a viscous streak from which dissolves a variety of oily drops and looking back in slow motion their way into the glass. Dark straw shimmers out of the glass, from far away the fruity and sweet aromas are perceptible. Velvety peach and creamy apricots combine with sweet sugar to a beguiling nose, malt and caramel play together while slightly burnt sugar mixed with meadow herbs. Slowly, the alcohol is pleasantly noticeable and spreads a fresh note. Milk chocolate and a touch of nougat are powerful, a slightly grassy note ends in meadow herbs, a hint of vanilla rises and mixes with the floral and grassy notes. Yellow fruits such as quince and mirabelle plumage flash for a moment, malty sweetness and lightly caramel are in the foreground. Short cinnamon and sugar come to light, then again dominate floral aromas in connection with apricot and peach.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, the first sip flows down the throat through the palate. Powerful seconds later, a voluminous flood of dark and intense aromas reverses and pushes dominant and intense from the throat towards the tip of the tongue. Dark fruit flavors, slightly burnt malt and sugar heat up the palate and tongue neatly. Spicy wood elements and dark floral aromas pull powerful through the palate and distribute a plump warmth. A subtle smoky note is created, hazelnuts and slightly dry pieces of wood stick to the tongue. From the partly bitter pieces of wood dissolves a slightly fresh mint note, the mouthfeel is getting creamier and velvety. The second sip is also marked by dark fruit and wood aromas, a spice or herbal note lies in the background. Sweet sugar and vanilla flash over and over again, the minty freshness is becoming more and more intense and powerful, a touch of espresso and hazelnuts appear again for a brief moment. Slight sharpness envelops the tongue, pearls dance on the tongue. Creamy yet somehow bitter, a wonderful combination of dark yellow fruit, spicy wood tones and refreshing peppermint rests on the palate, giving the Wardhead a velvety and creamy elegance.
    • Finish
      With a mixture of hazelnuts and walnuts the Wardhead goes into the reverberation. The dark and spicy fruit-wood mixture is followed by dried meadow herbs and a touch of thyme. Creamy and pleasantly spicy, a variety of tasty flavors rests powerfully on the palate until the aftertaste is slow with an unusual combination of hazelnuts. Walnuts, meadow herbs and a touch of thyme fades away.

  5. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Typically Glenfiddich. Apple, pear, vanilla, malt. Then oak, hay, some licorice. Pleasantly fruity and ripe. A nice bourbon matured whisky.
    • Taste
      Again fruity, spicy at the same time. Some licorice, salmiak, oak. Vanilla, lemon zest, flower meadow.
    • Finish
      Pleasantly fruity finish. Again oak, vanilla and floral notes.

  6. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Acting somewhat immature and is too sour, so leaves me pretty underwhelmed.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Honey, pineapple, lemon, lemon zest, sour or slightly unripe apricot and a bit earthy.
    • Taste
      83 83
      At first oily, then chalky-mineral mouthfeel. Little fruit, more alcohol, a lot of tannin.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Later, the sour fruits return before vermouth-like bitter substances strike.

  7. schengel10 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very good blended malt, which for about € 115.00 also for a reasonable price;
    However, I do not taste "Glenfiddich" here? I would still trust him for 21 years. Still very good!
    [Color] = straw!
    • Nose
      sweet and fruity (pineapple, peach), lovely, honey, vanilla;
    • Taste
      strong, voluminous, alcoholic, oily, citrus, yellow fruits, honey, meadow, herbs, vanilla, increasing seasoning, oak;
    • Finish
      very long finish, herbs, lots of oak, lingering dry;

  8. Malthead19 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This whiskey is a so-called "teaspoon whiskey". In this bottling, a single malt from Speyside (GLENFIDDICH is believed to be) is mixed with a small amount (comparable to a "teaspoon") of another single malt. This addition has little flavor, but it leads to the fact that this whiskey can no longer be sold as a single malt and it is therefore officially a blended malt. (in addition to the still not mentioned, another "concealment" of the origin)

    - a super aromatic ("Glenfiddich") blended malt,
    - not comparable to the standard Glenfiddich 21 J. (43.2%) (=> both in terms of taste and quality) but still very well done,
    - lots of yellow fruits
    - very suitable for experimenting with water
    - 120 € for a 21-year-old whiskey with 54% filling is not too much, I think, there are certainly better for the price, but definitely recommended
    • Nose
      fruity, sweet, peach, oak, the high percentage is noticeable, but is not annoying or unpleasant
    • Taste
      oW: strong, massive approach, very fruity, juicy, voluminous, many yellow fruits, apricot, peach, mirabelle plums, burns easily but not unpleasantly,

      mW: still quite strong even with water, but tastes just as rich and intense as oW
    • Finish
      long, strong oak-heavy but also fruity finish; long dry aftertaste

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    What a cool nose and if you like wood is the rest top. Too bad that Glenfiddich missed her own bottlings almost all 40%.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Works old without losing its freshness. Fresh cut fully ripe apples and pears, dried herbs, vanilla and honey sweetness, some caramel and malt, slightly sour oak. The oak is becoming more and more dominant over time and this beautiful touch of old wood blends with the fruitiness to a delightful unity. Herbs and a little alcohol keep flashing.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sweet, sparkling and fruity. now about apricot next to the pear, a lot of malt and brown sugar, decent oak cargo with distinctive bitterness that forms a counterpart to the fruity sweetness. Herbs and alcohol even bring some anise-schnapps feeling.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Dry woody finish with pronounced oak (very good if you stand on wood), slightly sour along with light honey sweetness, the medium-long finish but then really hard on the wood side to end.

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