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Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky MDB

Overall rating
82.63/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB110594
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Mossburn - Distillers & Blenders (MDB)
Bottling serie
The Mossburn Cask Bill No 2
Bottled
2018
Casktype
Refill ex-Bourbon + Oloroso Sherry Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
14 Apr 2018 10:13 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 35.88

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51 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Blended Malt Scotch Whisky MDB

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.63 points

  1. LoverCop1989 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Gate no. 7 of my Tastillery Advent calendar. Well balanced and pleasantly mild. Unfortunately, I can only taste the specified ex-sherry barrels to a limited extent. Nice European fruit aroma. I am slightly surprised. I wouldn't have believed the whiskey at the current market price.
    • Nose
      81 81
      strong lemon aroma, light vanilla, light wood aroma, peach, pear, some herbs
    • Taste
      81 81
      clear pear and lemon, a hint of sherry, light spice (pepper), relatively mild, ripe apple
    • Finish
      79 79
      short-medium length, slightly tingly, malty, light oak, fruity, spicy

  2. KonstUA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose 20, taste 20, finish 20, balance 20

  3. MJ69 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A good blended malt, for little money. Very drinkable, with lots of malt, fruit and chocolate. Alcohol perceptible, but not so dominant, let alone disturbing. Worth recommending.
    • Nose
      82 82
      flower meadow, vanilla, apples, skin, pine needles
    • Taste
      83 83
      sweet, honey, vanilla, slightly alcoholic, raisins, milk chocolate, sherry, young oak
    • Finish
      83 83
      medium long, slightly honey-colored, the tip is slightly spicy, bitter, quite warming

  4. man2392 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nose: foam bananas and Parma violets

    With water:
    Nose: more floral, barley sugars, vanilla and sugar cookies
    Palate: lemon zest
    Finish: creme anglaise

    Tasted at Torabhaig distillery as part of the distillery tour.

  5. KonstUA scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nose 20,5, taste 21, finish 20.5, balance 21

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for its price (up to 30 euros). Pear, white pepper, oak mustard. Years 5-7 not older. 20-21-20-21

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 21 82

    Nice, tasty, good to drink!

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For the price of 27-35 € really more than ok, which for friends of lovely malts, Dalwhinnie, Oban, maybe. young Balvenies & Grants etc., apart from the hint of fruit kernel, has no missing notes, but even halfway depth to discover.
    • Nose
      In the first few seconds it almost feels like a pleasant, citrus-heavy gin with a little barrel storage, clear blossom honey, vanilla, granulated sugar, pear, already looks young, but also well balanced and lovely, some chamomile in the background
    • Taste
      Mh, nice lemon drops in front, then the pear nicely behind it, lightly poured with sugar syrup, very slight burning for the% surprising, otherwise very balanced and sweet with light fruit acid, vanilla, blossom honey, tick chamomile and thyme, coconut praline, later also green apple
    • Finish
      There is more light malt, young but nice, light oak, macadamia, chamomile, pear, green apple, medium length, only a little bit of fruit core towards the end

  9. Nestheth scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    I am not a fan of Speyside whiskeys. This one has a few qualities I warmly welcome in a modern whisky. It has a tangible feel to it, at the palate. This leads to the fact, it the finish isn't completely non-existent. I paid downwards of 40 € for this. This is a breath of fresh air in many levels. It has the default Speyside taste and feel to it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      This one has a synthetic feel to its nose. I strongly doubt, it actually has to do with anything synthetic. Some herb must be the culprit. I relate the synthetic smell to indoors apartment renovation. Paint removal, apply, or glue. I can smell fruit, but cannot identify which. Alcohol.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Follows the same palette as the nose. The strongest element is oiliness. Think of a less oily/creamy Balvenie. The oiliness produces a tangible effect to the dram, which I warmly welcome in a modern whisky. The strongest vanilla I've tasted. The taste does have a sour element to it, but overall is clearly sweet. Oily, creamy, vanilla. The synthetic nose seems less synthetic on the palate. The fruit is even less present. Perhaps it adds to the sour portion. Alcohol and perhaps some spices are distinct, and leave room for water at 46 % abv.. Not the softest customer, which isn't the worst thing at this alcohol weight class.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish can be roughly guessed based on the nose and the palate. Sweetness, prickly alcohol, perhaps a little spice, oiliness, vanilla, less distinct creaminess. A relief, realizing a modern whisky has a finish. Even if it isn't a strong one, or especially notable.

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