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Overall rating
91.20/100
votes
37
Whiskybase ID
WB122586
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
John Crabbie & Co. (JCrC)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
988
Strength
46.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
12 Dec 2018 2:05 pm by z-imaging
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 504.08

13 × in wishlist

37 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Crabbie 25-year-old JCrC

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.20 points

  1. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    What I do not get is that if this is Macallan why is it heaps better than current Macallan offerings in this price range?
    This has really suprised me, the strength is just right, good balance, nothing out of place really, may be a bit tame for some but this is a really nice whisky, I would certainly be tempted to buy a bottle if it was about £200 pounds but over £400 it is too expensive at that price.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The first thing that came to my mind on the nose was cider vinegar, mixed with whole nut chocolate, a little spice & a little peat.

      A slight orange note emerges after a while with hints of vanilla and ginger, possibly a little pepper, the nose is a little distant but certainly pleasant.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Spicy with some nice fruit like stewed mango, apple and orange.
      There is a little peat and smoke but it is in the background with the sherry & fruit dominating a little but in a very good way.
      Good balance and mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The peat and spice notes slowly keep growing with a nice dark orange marmalade note,

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A Macallan almost not hidden!
    nose:
    immense, drinkable,
    on fruit in syrup a little cooked on the edge of the stove, sweet oak, concentrated vanilla, raisins, juicy crushed apples, cooked juice, orange zest, a little noble mold, crushed nuts, some traces of leather
    mouth:
    heat on the palate, sweet, aromatic spices, caramel, varnish, dry leather
    fruits on orange, lightly caramelized apple, toasted, wood stands out, the sensation also of a basket of dried herbs, on violet, jasmine, very bucolic
    velvety feel
    final:
    the dry peat arrives at the end, the cooked fruits, a sweet scented sherry, the vanilla, the sweet spices, the chocolate, the well buttered caramel, the woody, the leather, the sweetness of the juice with a little almonds cooked on the end.
    (25)

  3. dr.mad scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    surprising first nose, after which it flattens out quite quickly

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A second tasting just over a year later and now it has settled it seems a little harsher at first but still full of flavour but there is a slight off note now on the tail, a metallic note which drops it down to an 87- 88 average.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. markfeit scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    One of the best whiskies I have had. Really stunning of you like rich, well aged scotch whisky. Rumour is it's Macallan. I would say it certainly fits the flavor profile. Rich raisins and sweet berries on the nose. Well balanced, sweet, and incredibly easy to drink. Long, velvety finish.
    • Nose
      95 95
      Rich sweet raisins and strawberries
    • Taste
      95 95
      Sooo very good. red licorice, strawberry jam.
    • Finish
      92 92
      A touch of oaky cask on the finish

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. dinis scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Very Good Macallan????????... lots of sherry , very fat , intense nose, cremy, long finish...well price/quality is excellent. Time for buy some...????????????

  9. Yomimita scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Great whisky , which is a macallan , cherry lot of red fruit, almond , all over in the mouth, complex in balance , Nice bite which gows slowly down . Long long finish wou!!

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