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Overall rating
84.57/100
votes
17
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
2014
Bottled
2018
Casktype
1st Fill Barrels
Casknumber
Batch 01/2018
Number of bottles
7150
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060404510241
Added on
26 Jun 2018 7:45 am by derekclapham
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 60,50

2 × in wishlist

17 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Cotswolds Distillery 2014 - Odyssey Barley

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 points

  1. InbhirNis scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Clearly young, but extremely fruity (banana dominates), well balanced and assertive. Nice toffeed finish. Very good.

  2. Lexnoordsij scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      vannile en fruitig
    • Taste
      80 80
      tingling and a little straw-like
    • Finish
      85 85
      stays full in the mouth for a longer time and gives a nice aftertaste

  3. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  4. Brinker scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Smooth nose, dried fruits and apples.
    • Taste
      82 82
      The oak is present, but as it's a youngster, it hasn't quite smoothed out just yet. Overall a bit mellow, not giving too much away.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-long. Hints of liquorice.

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For a 3 year old surprisingly clean drinking. A decent dram

  6. Menko scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Quite well succeeded this 3 year old whisky. You would expect that there are some sharp edges that are normally smoothed out over the years, but to my surprise it is already pretty mild.
    Still, I miss something. Maybe it is a bit too smooth, too little diversity in the taste palette. It reminds me the most of a (rather flat) variant of a macallan fine oak. I think it can become a popular drink! They are certainly well on their way.
    Price is still a thing. I think 45 pounds is still 10 too many, considering that you can also find classics like a Clynelish 14, Ardbeg 10 and (with a little search) Lagavulin 16 for that money. Then it is just expensive for a 3 year old whisky. But ... definitely worth a try!

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