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Overall rating
88.33/100
votes
5
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
The Shining Dram (TSD)
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
23 years old
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jul 2018 12:28 pm by legionofflames
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109,00

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Whisky Reviews for Blended Malt Scotch Whisky 23-year-old TSD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.33 points

  1. JdH scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    Already has good tendencies - but overall is too sharp and out of round. Water helps a little against the (alcoholic) sharpness. Unfortunately, however, it quickly loses volume.

    Conclusion: not good. But not really bad either.

  2. Jagger scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Undiluted, he is quite sharp with the 51.1%.

    In the nose I find distinct sherry notes with a blend of raisins, oranges, cloves and dusty wood. Already delicious, but now nothing special (does not have to).

    The palate is initially round and strong, but undiluted always resonates with the unpleasant alcohol.

    The quite delicious aromas of the nose unfold unfortunately on the palate not quite as transparent.

    Instead, dry espresso notes, dark chocolate, wood, pepper and a subtle smoky note are reported (especially in the finish).

    The finish is unfortunately rather short and dry.

    Conclusion: That's okay, but I think he is too vague (also has "flavor holes") and too much of the alcohol coined (the sharpness). With addition of water, it does not get better or decomposes the aroma game eventually complete. The age of 23 years I would blindly probably not nearly touch.

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