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Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
11
Whiskybase ID
WB110519
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
05.06.1979
Bottled
13.10.2017
Stated Age
38 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
14575
Number of bottles
138
Strength
43.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Apr 2018 9:32 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 623.70

4 × in wishlist

11 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Mosstowie 1979 SV

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Eun1 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well-balanced combination of lively distillate character and long ex-Bourbon barrel ripening. The age of 38 is quite noticeable and expresses itself in earthy fruit notes, into which a striking oak flavor plays with a menthol note.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet oak notes, pear compote, biscuit, menthol freshness
    • Taste
      88 88
      Oily mouthfeel with oak flavor, nuts, spicy roasted coffee and dark chocolate. A honey note sounds, but quickly turns into dryness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long and dry with milk coffee, herbs and a hint of cardamom.

  2. LucToutCourt scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    [If I have some more time to spend on this bottle, I'll translate my notes]
    A bottle that made me an eye for a long time (my first visit to LMDW Odeon is to say). A kind of love at first sight for no apparent reason: no sherry or peat that I might like. Just a closed distillery with stills and an aromatic profile that everyone described as atypical.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Time has left its mark: woody, autumn undergrowth, delicate vanilla. Menthol appears next. It is plant, almost mown turf, it reminds me of a Blair Athol 1989-2018 of SV. Would it be a turnip smell? Oh, and I forgot that little blood orange side in my nose. Can also be a smell of white broth (yeah this mountain flower!).
    • Taste
      88 88
      It's oily, frankly minty, lightly brioche. Always this woody and vanilla side. There is a hint of coconut or coconut milk. Ohh ... and that would not be a dark chocolate side of it? I think that if. And it tends to nuts to reflect well. Really interesting.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Sacred persistence even if a little more watt would have been welcome. It is quite focused on the cereal, menthol has faded relatively and one would even perceive an anis addiction. Always a persistence of dark chocolate. In fact the taste he leaves me makes me think honestly that I would leave a good dark chocolate with a minty side. Very curious.
      The note is held in length and spring like licorice, really great.

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