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Overall rating
90.68/100
votes
135
Whiskybase ID
121332
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Brühler Whiskyhaus (BW)
Bottling serie
A Dream of Scotland
Vintage
29.04.1977
Bottled
15.11.2018
Calculated age
41 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
218
Strength
52.1 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Label
Red Zora
Added on
22 Nov 2018 2:27 pm by Whiskyhaus
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 322.50

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Whisky Reviews for Speyside Blended Malt 1977 BW

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.68 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    a real flavors board without drowning in the sherry, never too much cask remains always whiskey - exciting, delicious, very productive with high flavor density and great aroma profile - very cool - the gunpowder sulfur note is probably not everyone's thing - I especially like the seasoning Fruchtbalance clear tobacco embossing - I'm typing on European oak
    • Nose
      92 92
      To start with, a bit of warmth, patience - even a tiny drop of water.

      Fresh moist tobacco, old leather belt, a touch of gunpowder, sour fruity slightly sulfuric-metallic rosehip / pomegranate juice, honey sweetness, sweat, garlic, red plum juice, blueberries, blackberries, rotten wood, forest soil,
    • Taste
      92 92
      superfine mint fresh cool and warming, with flowers and geranium foliage, and a hint of wax, it lies with a dense woody, leathery, sweet wood film on the train, verströhmt tobacco and the tannins pleasantly against dense heavy red fruit flavors with a certain yummy sulfuricity, very beautifully interwoven, the aromas pulsate very lively - tobacco-wood-spices and fruit are constantly wrestling for supremacy, joined by a pleasantly bitter chocolate-nut note
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long - a continuation of what he offers on the palate - a little more wax, in the end more spice,

  2. JoshNRW scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Very wide and strong with a lot of depth, deep and old sherry smell. Good mix between modern sherries like the Macallan Edition 4 and old sherry bombs by Michel Couvreur. Oh, 30 minutes more air in the Blenders jar and it opens up properly, roasted almond, bee and honey wax, dark sweet pudding. With a little bit of water, it's even softer and rounder. Great to smell long.
    • Taste
      Slow start, then becomes wider, the sherry comes, dry and warm sweetness, oak without bitterness, alcohol top top top included. With water still a slow but rising start and very round. Really nice and complex.
    • Finish
      Great, how it slowly increases and then remains in the mouth for a long time. Super bottling of Marco Bonn and the Brühler whiskey house.

  3. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The nose is extremely complex with a wonderful musty and musty note. Gorgeous, I could only "mop up" this malt ;-). In terms of taste, the old blend fades a little bit, dominated almost only tart and dark aromas. In the end, I am fascinated by a rather rare waxy aroma, as well as the aftertaste remains present for a long time and warms the palate. A great blend, even if he makes me a little disappointed by this auspicious nose. But really just a little bit ...

    24/22/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Cloudy amber rests in the Premium Snifter, oily and tenacious "legs" stick to the glass wall. Cumbersome roasted flavors and slightly musty or rotten wood elements rise up. The initial muff and moder gradually turns into wet leather and sweet tobacco, minimally show dried berries and grapes. Sweetness and caramel rise, dark berry flavor can not decide between sweet PX and wooden Oloroso ... Candied fruit flavor plays with wooden seasoning, hazelnuts fall on dried orange slices and old peach wedges. Forest honey and damp forest soil appear, again shows musty wood and wet leather, plums and raisins are drizzled by caramelized sugar. Hints of nut chocolate and a minimal hint of sulfur follow, at the moment dominated again the wonderful musty and decayed wood note. Slowly my salivation is stimulated, I could smell forever on this interesting nose.
    • Taste
      Herb and wooden, the first sip flows over the tongue. Gunpowder spreads throughout the mouth and massively stimulates the saliva, dark and spicy wood elements mix with old fruit flavors and burnt sugar. Again, wet leather and old tobacco, sweetness plays with slightly bitter wood tones, tart grapefruit juice drips from the tongue edge. Slightly resinous, wet forest soil and fir spines stand out, rasp of dark chocolate and a touch of cold espresso combine to create a tart mouthfeel. Old, slightly rancid hazelnuts appear, the wood tones become drier and tart. Do I taste a few drops of sour cherry juice?
    • Finish
      Herb stick tart grapefruit aromas on the palate, the mouthfeel is characterized by candle wax. Again, I form a sour cherries to taste ... Long linger the dark and tart aromas on the palate, from time to time the salivation is stimulated again. A touch of pepper or sharpness sticks discreetly on the palate the whole time, minimal shows a touch of furniture polish on the tongue. The echo remains warm for a long time in the memory.

  4. Othorion scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Othorion scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      Hard and intense! Nutmeg, raisins, leather jacket, pipe tobacco, plum jam, earthy, cotton candy, candied dark fruit, black powder, strawberry with black pepper, fruit bread, orange peel, rosehip marmalade, thyme honey, old books and a hint of red wine vinegar!
      In a word: cool!
    • Taste
      92 92
      Waxy and oily, walnuts, roasted almonds, pipe tobacco, plum jam, grapefruit, leather, men's chocolate, tree resin, maple syrup, orange marmalade and a hint of pepper
    • Finish
      91 91
      Warming, oily, long, tannins, walnuts, beeswax, honey, pepper and grapefruit

  6. aspa scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    nose
    Strong sherry with a nice interplay between sweet and tart. Strong, spicy, with good but not quite perfectly integrated alcohol. Leather, oil paint, raisins, light tobacco. Then add sweet aromas with dark chocolate and some dried plums. A little alcohol keeps stinging your nose. Then the dram flips back into the spicy and also shows light oriental spices and a little black pepper. I have to say the nose looks more youthful.

    taste
    A lot of soft and round, well-integrated alcohol here, but still very strong. Now more sweet sherry in the foreground, but then suddenly it alternates again with the bitter, spicy sherry. Nice complexity. Furthermore strong spices, light pepper, and leather as well as the oil color. Fermented fruits are added, with a little cinnamon and some wood and oak. But it is only very bitter. A delicious, drinkable taste, which doesn't bring me any closer to an idea what that could be.

    Exit
    Very long, first with a little pepper and now strongly tart aromas, later then slightly bitter chocolate and espresso. Now also slightly bitter oak. A barrel seems to have been at work here for many years, the influence of the slightly moldy wood is now strong.

    Conclusion
    Interesting, complex whiskey that has multiple faces. The nose looks young, the taste medium and the finish old. The sherry is delicious, but for me it doesn't contain any references to a distillery. For me, oriental spices are often associated with Glen Moray, but that's about it.
    But now, despite my chatter upstairs, it's crystal clear that the whiskey is exactly 41 years old and has 52.1% alcohol. My palate is sure of that. Otherwise, unfortunately, I have no idea, this is a great and very tasty sherry bomb, but I cannot assign it.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. BehindSpace scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. dominikbraun scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This whiskey lives up to its label.
    • Nose
      93 93
      A very complex and complex nose that takes time. Not too many flavors come across at the very beginning, so I leave the dram for about 40 minutes and cover the glass so that it can breathe.

      Then reveals moldy notes with rotten wood and fruit tobacco, sherry-typical prunes and a dark fruit cocktail with forest fruits and berries. I would say a mix of blackberries, gooseberries and blueberries.

      The glass plays a not inconsiderable role: in the Glencairn Copita heavy, woody notes come through, but less fruit. In the Premium Snifter, significantly fruity accents come through, which are complemented by the wood notes and not superimposed.

      In addition there are bitter notes, then chocolatey-sweet notes with espresso and milk chocolate. I could hang on the glass all evening without even trying.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The start is strong, intense, woody and spicy, the mouthfeel very waxy. A fruity-sweet taste quickly spreads in the mouth, something tangy is also there - this tart and sour interplay is probably what is described in the reviews here as grapefruit - and stimulates the salivation. Gunpowder? Maybe, but I'm a little too insensitive to ascertain that.

      The palate is predominantly dominated by fruity and tart notes, tobacco, again espresso, cherry pie and again rotten wood.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Spices and forest fruits are on my tongue, and there are also slightly sour notes of sherry. In addition to nuts and some oak, these aromas gradually fade, but it takes a long time. Very long.

  9. Mankut scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Incredibly tasty and balanced.

  10. robse211 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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