Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
J & W Hardie Ltd. (J&WH)
Bottling serie
De Luxe Old Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
43.3 (gradi)
750 ml
Bottled for
Italy Italy
Added on
09 dec 2018 12:37 pm by Mark Renton

Average value

€ 40.00

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Whisky reviews for The Antiquary 12-year-old

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.33 points.

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

    20 21 20 21 82

    a good old blend, and the longer it settles, the tastier it is!

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  3. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Notes from a blind tasting, on two different days.
    Both times the malt had to stand for at least 30 minutes in the glass before tasting.

    I guess that this is no longer bottled today, this dram is from earlier times. 40%, maybe 43% alcohol content. Because of the kind of sweetness in the mouth, I guess that grain is included -> so I guess a blend.

    The rubbery nose is a mistake for me. Much better in the mouth, but far from fascination. Interesting part, but one sample is enough. And one of the few malts so far in which the nose drops significantly compared to the mouthfeel.
    • Nose
      72 72
      Fresh and grassy at first, something like artificial rubber with talcum powder. Far behind, subtle fruity notes of light fruit - pear, green grapes. Hardly any alcohol.
    • Taste
      79 79
      Soft, mild, slightly sweet, discreetly grassy, metallic youth, malt, light vanilla, hardly any tannins. The uncomfortably rubbery nose is no longer there.
      Taste the second time: in principle as above. But now I have a little more steam on my tongue, albeit at a low level. Slightly hot pepper and oak spice.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short to medium. It all slides out, the tongue remains slightly covered, briefly sweet and yet peppery. Taste the second time: now actually a little more tannins in the finish, but they are gone quickly anyway.

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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