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Single Malt
John Begg Ltd. (Begg)
By Appointment to the Late King George V
Added on
16 apr 2018 6:40 am by thijs100
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€ 150.00

Whisky reviews for John Begg Old Scotch Whisky

One user has left a review for this whisky. Average rating is 89.00 points.

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  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Let's just say that this is special and unique, and keep it at that.
    • Nose
      Quite industrial at first, with funky notes of diesel and soot, although these make way for sweeter, sherried aromas, which is when it becomes a superbly balanced dram. A sniff of dry Oloroso and cigar tobacco, but also sweet cherry syrup, tinned pineapple, a bit of soy, a whisper of aniseed, as well as lighter, herbal touches.
    • Taste
      Wow, extremely ashy, with lots of tar and just a whisper of diesel. Industrial is again an apt description. While probably not at a very high strength anymore, it is big and rich. This is quite something else. More notes of tobacco, but there's also salt, and it has a certain meatiness to it. And again, somewhat herbacious.
    • Finish
      Medium in length, with the industrial notes most noticeable, before some dried red fruits pop up.

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